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Illinois Passes Legislation to Allow Student Athletes to Wear Hijab Without Waivers

By Emily McFarlan Miller | September 24, 2021

Student athletes in Illinois can now freely modify sports uniforms without asking for permission.

House Lawmakers Advance Bill to Address Bullying in Illinois Schools

By Ali Rasper | September 23, 2021 SPRINGFIELD, Ill.- Across the country, many are experiencing attacks based on their religion, race, or ethnicity. While adults are dealing with these problems, state lawmakers know students also face this type of bullying.

New Illinois Bill Makes Sports Uniforms More Inclusive

September 20, 2021

Ayah Aldadah, a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, helped pass the Inclusive Athletic Attire Act by testifying at the state hearing.

Inclusive Attire Act

September 17, 2021

Student athletes in Illinois are now allowed to modify sports uniforms for religious or cultural reasons without facing Pelosi. We’ll hear from college track start who helped pass the inclusive athletic attire act and what it could mean for other schools around the country. 

College Track Star Helps Pass Inclusive Athletic Attire Act

September 16, 2021 First Bill of its Kind in the U.S.

WCPT RADIO - Joan Esposito's Show

September 2, 2021

Live. Local. Progressive. Radio Show interview featuring Maaria Mozaffar

A Civil Rights Lawyer Fighting for Women

November 11, 2017

Maaria Mozaffar is a civil rights attorney, mediator and legislative consultant who works on her cases pro bono. Her mission is to show people how to take control of their lives through the legal and legislative process that our society is built on. Maaria’s passion to help others started at a young age when she saw kids being bullied at school or cutting lunch lines. She told the administration they need to take action. 

ABC7Chicago Newsviews: Illinois Council on Women & Girls (Part 1 and 2)

March 25, 2018

The newly formed Illinois Council on Women & Girls aims to give women a greater voice in crafting state laws that impact them. Members of the General Assembly are considering a proposal to have that council advise them and the governor on any legislation impacting women and girls. Kina Collins, chairwoman of the Illinois Council on Women & Girls, and Maaria Mozaffar, a civil rights attorney, visited ABC7 to talk about the council and its potential role.

 

Maaria Mozaffar on Taking Action and Getting Involved

by Brianne Perleberg | May 1, 2018

Maaria Mozaffar didn’t like what her advocacy and legal work was shining a light on – that often times throughout the political process, marginalized communities and their members can get left behind. Being one who likes to take action, she decided to make an impact with her day job and her passion projects.

WGN Radio 720 AM: Maaria Mozaffar Works To Empower Women

Feb. 8, 2018: We bring on the astonishing activist – Maaria Mozaffar who tells Patti about an exciting fundraiser happening on Feb 10th, The United State Of Women, which discusses the everyday actions people can take to empower and improve the lives of women.

 

WGN Radio 720 AM: Empowering Women

Jan. 28, 2018: Brian welcomes civil rights attorney and women’s rights activist Maaria Mozaffar to discuss how women can create change in their communities

aSweatLife: Maaria Mozaffar, Civil Rights Attorney and Author, Talks Selfless Goals

Dec. 12, 2017:
“Meddling,” my husband said after consulting dictionary.com to try to settle an argument, “is a bad thing.”

I put my headphones back on, not acknowledging what he considered a win. Sure, a meddler isn’t invited to address an issue, but that doesn’t mean she can’t help make it better with her unique skills. After meeting Maaria Mozaffar – civil rights attorney, policy drafter and author of More Than Pretty – who describes herself as a “meddler,” I can’t help but see the descriptor as good.

“I think everybody has the ability to have empathy and step in others’ shoes, but not everybody pays attention to it,” Mozaffar told me on this week’s episode of #WeGotGoals. “I paid attention to it since childhood … that it made me very satisfied.”

ABC7 Chicago's Windy City Live: Four Star Chicagoan Feature

Nov. 10, 2017: As a civil rights attorney, this week’s 4 Star Chicagoan is helping others fight discrimination and is creating laws that bring change to local communities.

Maaria Mozaffar is a civil rights attorney, mediator and legislative consultant who works on her cases pro bono. Her mission is to show people how to take control of their lives through the legal and legislative process that our society is built on.