manarManar Harran is currently in her second year at the University of California, Merced studying Management and Business Economics. Identifying as both Black and Muslim, in a country where either identity is conjoined with vile prejudice, encouraged Manar to become politically active in middle school, and remain so upon entering college. Therefore, It was only a matter of time before she came into contact with the Afrikan Black Coalition. Never before had Manar witnessed so many “young and powerful folks” in one space until attending the 2016 Afrikan Black Coalition Conference. “[ABC] Conference was an eye-opening experience. It made me more conscious of my surroundings and showed me I have what it takes to help my people.” Additionally, ABC’s leadership development programs have provided Manar with tangible solutions for change that she feels will equally benefit her family in the Sudan. Working with the Afrikan Black Coalition has restored Manar’s faith in “people power” by recognizing that “when the youth are made aware, the future is in our hands.