Barbara Sahli, Speaker

Barbara Sahli is an outreach educator who delivers presentations to educators, students, interfaith groups, and others seeking greater understanding of Islam from a Muslim’s perspective. A former middle school language arts teacher, she earned an Ed.M. from Harvard Graduate School of Education in the Human Development and Psychology program, focusing on anti-bias education and positive intergroup relations. Recently, she launched the Muslim Youth Voices project to collect counter-narratives written by Muslim students about their experiences in the U.S. She co-authored a chapter in Muslim Voices in School: Narratives of Identity and Pluralism, and served for the past five years on the Board of Directors of Mosaic: Interfaith Youth Action (formerly Kids4Peace Boston), an interfaith peace leadership program for teens. Barbara represents Islam.