Springfield College welcomed Tahirah Amatul-Wadud to the campus on Monday, Oct. 15, in the Marsh Memorial Chapel, as she told her inspirational story of her run as a candidate for the US House of Representatives for Massachusetts’ First Congressional District seat this past September.
Amatul-Wadud’s visit, which was open to the campus community and public, was part of a voter awareness campaign at Springfield College that is focused on helping to empower the next generation of young voters.
Amatul-Wadud, a domestic relations and civil rights attorney from Springfield, has been a community advocate since 1991, when at 17-years old, she joined with Springfield’s Maple High Six Corners Neighborhood Council.
As a volunteer commissioner for the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, Amatul-Wadud advocates before the state legislature to enact laws responsive to the needs of women and girls.
She also is a member of the Family Advisory Council of Boston Children's Hospital. A 1998 graduate of Elms College and a 2005 graduate of Western New England University School of Law, Amatul-Wadud was named a 2016 Top Woman of Law by Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
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