|Name||Fatimah N. Muhammad|
|Address||8822 S. Indiana |
Chicago, Illinois , United States
Feb 17, 2013 02:17pm
|Info||My name is Fatimah N. Muhammad, and I’m on the Democratic ballot (lucky #13) for the now vacant 2nd Congressional District Representative seat. I’m circulating flyers and coalition building, seeking your support and an opportunity to discuss this special election and the representative’s duties and agenda with you. |
I am a product of Illinois’s education and opportunities.
My elementary education includes attending a private Muslim school (Class of 1988 - Sister Clara Muhammad School, 7351 S. Stony Island in Chicago) and local public schools (Ralph Bunche Elementary in Markham and Warren Palm Middle School in Hazel Crest). I was able to attend the University of Illinois at Chicago on a President’s Scholarship and graduate in 1992, earning a BA in Mass Communication and Broadcasting. Thanks to scholarships and teaching assistantships, I was able to attend Northwestern University, where I earned my MA (1994) and PhD (2003) degrees in radio/TV/film.
As an educator, media maker, and entrepreneur...
I have 25+ years of work, education, and creative project experiences that place me at the same breaking points navigated by millions of everyday people. My past jobs run the gambit of fast-food, corporate, educational, non-profit organizations, and entrepreneurial work. I’ve worked or lived in many of the 2nd Congressional District’s neighborhoods, including Markham, University Park, Harvey, Riverdale, Dolton, and Chicago’s 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, and 34 wards. Currently, I’m an assistant professor in the Communications, Media Arts, and Theatre (CMAT) program at Chicago State University. On many of my jobs, I’ve been responsible for writing grant proposals and reports as well as educational curricula and assessments.
Like other Generation X-ers...
I also came of age at the crossroads of old school and new school lifestyles and possibilities. Raised in Markham, I am the 2nd daughter of seven children born to and reared by a postal worker turned grade school teacher (mother – June L. Muhammad) & another postal worker / grade-school teacher / Illinois Dept. of Corrections chaplain (father – `Agin Muhammad, Sr.). After migrating from Arkansas, my parents were married 42 years until my mother passed away in 2000 from breast cancer. Never married, I’ve owned my home in Chicago’s Chatham/Chesterfield community since 1994 and have been a single-parent to my one daughter, June, born in 2001.
"You and I, as citizens"
This quote from our President Barack Obama's inaugural address also outlines my pledge to effectively represent the youth, seniors, families, workers, entrepreneurs, and communities of the 2nd Congressional District. "You and I, as citizens," working together can mend and build. Please contact me to share your questions and priorities.