“Amer's a dynamic social justice educator who can impact communities in both workshop and lecture settings. He has the ability to present knowledge on intercultural sensitivity and communication and apply it to everyday practice. He speaks on the issues of Islamophobia in great depth and allows for honest and authentic dialogue. During his visit, Amer created multiple opportunities for participants to productively struggle with the material and allow for self-growth and progress.”
— Rudy Mondragon, Coordinator of Leadership Training and Events, University of Washington
“Amer brings a refreshing and innovative approach to the field of Multicultural Student Affairs and passionately models the work through his ability to connect with people across all identities. He is firmly committed to social justice and creates effective avenues for change through true partnerships with students and colleagues.”
— Monita Thompson, Assistant Director of Students, Co-Director, The Program on Intergroup Relations, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
“Amer's program was so full of enlightening information and insights that I wish we could have had our entire student body in the room. We also appreciate that he was generous with his time in talking with our students after the program ended.”
— Ted F. Hoef, Ph.D. Associate Vice President for Student Affairs & Dean of Students, Webster University, St. Louis MO
"Thank you for your relatability, authenticity, and captivating presentation abilities in delivering this content. I overheard and engaged in many conversations throughout the institute on how your session had blown everyone's socks off, made us think, reconsider how we are serving students, and made attending the conference worthwhile. Seriously, your session made the entire (NASPA) Multicultural Institute experience worth it for me. "
— MaryAnn Gibney, The Center for Leadership & Service, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
“Amer served as our keynote speaker for our 2nd Annual Multicultural Student Leadership Conference and he did an amazing job! Our theme was "Progress through Unity" and he really communicated the importance of unity and coalitions among our multicultural students. He was energetic and very personable. His presentations were amazing and so helpful for us to create an action plan to strengthen our multicultural student community. I look forward to working with him again.”
— Yvania Garcia-Pusateri, Assistant Director of Diversity Affairs, Miami University, Oxford OH
"Amer Ahmed was a phenomenal choice for our annual MLK Day program. Speaking about the global intersections between hip hop and activism he connected with our students deeply in his workshops and informal conversations afterward. In a distinctively engaging way he invited—and inspired—students to think deeply about our world. We couldn't have asked for more."
— Tom Simpson, Ph.D.Chair, Martin Luther King Day Committee, Phillips Exeter Academy
"Bringing a lecture about Islam and the myths and perceptions of the religion was truly amazing to have on our campus. What was great about the experience was that there were so many similarities to Christianity that the audience did not know about. What was also amazing is the conversations that continued to happen throughout the week about the event. I would definitely recommend having Amer F. Ahmed on your college campus."
— Kimberly Herrera, Coordinator, Student Activities, Anne Arundel Community College, MD
"(Amer's)presentation was both informative and thought-provoking, drawing out many of the myths that people hold towards Islam and providing knowledge to counteract the harmful stereotypes...Amer was able to provide facts supported with recent events and life experiences in a manner that drew on the seriousness of the situation while brightening the mood through the use of humor to distinguish some of the flawed thought processes that occur in society and media today.”
— Joshua Parr, Vice President/ Interim President, Multicultural Student Coalition, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
"Islamophobia, one of the most important issues of our time, comes face to face with one of the most precise presenters on the topic. With extensive experience, fierce insight and bold intelligence, Amer F. Ahmed unravels the culture of fear—and misinformation—that too often dominates our national understanding of race, equality, citizenship and American Muslims."
— Bakari Kitwana, author, The Hip-Hop Generation
"His is a fresh new vision of a world in which the very concept of culture is changed and we have much to learn from him.”
— Patti Digh, co-founder The Circle Project and author Life is a Verb and Global Literacies
“Amer Ahmed is a conscious, caring and effective presenter and professional. I highly recommend him and promise you folks will be challenged, informed and energized afterwards!”
— Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., Founder/Director, The White Privilege Conference
“Amer Ahmed has a gift of being able to talk about Islamic history, traditions, and values without stimulating defensiveness or stirring up arguments in his listeners. He is wonderful at working with people at any level of sophistication; he widens our knowledge bases without making us feel like dunces. This takes great emotional and intellectual skill. Students identify with Amer's hip hop life as well, and feel inspired by having an Islamic hip hop brother.”
— Peggy McIntosh, Ph.D., Founder, National SEED Project, author of “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”