Abdullah Shawky leads a rally in support of the Libyan Revolution in front of Dealey Plaza, Dallas, Texas.
Born in Los Angeles to Egyptian parents, 27-year-old Abdullah Shawky is the Events Director at the Muslim Legal Fund of America (www.mlfa.org) and an activist in North Texas. As an active community member, his drive and volunteerism stem from his early days at non profit organizations and the local mosques. His heart and soul has been to do what he can for those in need, regardless of nationality, color, or religious affiliation. The recent Arab Spring and Famine in Africa have only compelled him to want to do more for those incapable of helping themselves. He continues to utilize his ability to bring people from all walks of life together to champion for a common goal and hopes one day to be able to finally put down his bullhorn when world peace is achieved.
This post was published on December 31, 2011 in recognition of TIME’s Person of the Year: “The Protestor”.