We are delighted to introduce the student leaders for the 2017 Worker Justice DC alternative break program: Zackary Abu-Akeel and Vincent DeLaurentis! Both are former WJDC participants who are returning to lead a new generation of students in social justice immersion.
Zackary Abu-Akeel (SFS ’18) is an International Political Economy major from Michigan. His involvement in social justice and activism was sparked during his first few weeks at Georgetown through the Center for Social Justice’s (CSJ) FOCI pre-orientation program, after which he dedicated his time to focusing on economic justice and worker’s rights. Zack has served the CSJ as a FOCI and ABP leader, is involved with Georgetown’s Solidarity Committee and Muslim Students Association, and serves as a Resident Assistant for the Muslim Interest Living and Learning Community. Through his involvement he has most recently explored combatting race-based discrimination in multiple spheres through coalitional and community-based leadership.
My name is Vincent DeLaurentis and I am a Senior studying Culture and Politics and Women and Gender Studies in the SFS. My studies look to movement history and radical political theory to search for revolutionary solutions and alternatives to capitalism, white supremacy, queerphobia, and other manifestations of systematic violence. I hope to use my studies to make myself useful in the historic struggle against these violences and to better understand what it means to act in solidarity with communities resisting domination.