What immigration means to a migrant | Shaffwan Ahmed
Detroitisit Immigrant Life: Shaffwan Ahmed
Video: Matthew Jenkins. Interview: Brian Allnutt
A Detroiter since birth, Shaffwan has been actively involved in community work since he was a child. He has always possessed a knack for problem solving and thinking outside of the box, which served him well when he led a previous employer's corporate responsibility team. This team ran a water and food drive for Flint, Michigan residents – providing over 1,000 families impacted by the lead crisis with food and clean water. Shaffwan will be serving as the Systems Change Manager for Global Detroit, and he is excited that his work will serve as a turning point for community members throughout the city. Shaffwan is a graduate of Cass Technical High School and he earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Wayne State University in public relations. Shaffwan is currently an executive MBA candidate at Michigan State University. In his free time you can find him playing football with friends and spending time on Belle Isle.
Brian Allnutt is a Detroit-based writer who has covered food justice, urban agriculture, and environmental issues in both Flint and Detroit. His work has appeared in The Detroit News and Detroit Metro Times among other places.
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