Zainab Baloch is a former Raleigh City Council and mayoral candidate and the co-founder of Young Americans Protest, which provides avenues for young people to take action through voting and technology regarding policy decisions that affect their future. She works for Even, a startup whose mission is to the end the paycheck-to-paycheck cycle that goes hand in hand with her work with the Poor People’s Campaign, where she engages millennials nationally.Waleed Jarrad is a millennial entrepreneur, manages a young adult mentorship and tutoring program that serves underprivileged communities and is on the board of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of the Triangle.We discuss life as a millennial Muslim in the Triangle and what they describe as the two "scariest days" of their lives: 9/11 and the day after the 2016 election.
Episode 21: Zainab Baloch Wants to be Raleigh's Youngest Mayor
INDY Week, the Triangle's alternative weekly newspaper, has started this podcast to give our readers another way to enjoy the latest news and culture from Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill.This week, Raleigh mayoral candidate Zainab Baloch joins host Leigh Tauss to discuss why she's running for mayor of Raleigh (which would make her the city's youngest mayor to date). We dig into affordable housing and the need for innovative solutions to tackle old problems facing Raleigh.
Zainab, born in Raleigh, is running for City Council to represent the younger generation and ensure that this wonderful city cares for all of its citizens for the next 50 years. It is notable that she is also a Muslim American citizen and although she is so much more than that, her story has been defined by events of 9-11, Gulf Wars, and #OurThreeWinners. She chooses love over fear, and empathy and curiosity over judgement. P.S. ask her about Basketball.