#SEJSpotlight: Amir Khafagy, Report for America Corps Member, Documented

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Meet SEJ member Amir Khafagy! Amir is an award-winning New York City-based journalist. He is currently a Report for America corps member with Documented. Much of Amir's beat explores the intersections of labor, race, class, immigration, environmental justice and urban policy. His reporting has been featured in The Guardian, Vice, The New Republic, New York Mag, Bloomberg, Prism, Documented, The Appeal, Dame, The American Prospect, Jacobin and In These Times. A lifelong New Yorker, Amir was born and raised in Jackson Heights, Queens into a working-class, Muslim, immigrant family. His mother is Puerto Rican and his father is an immigrant from Egypt.

When asked how SEJ membership makes his job easier, Amir said, “No reporter is an Island on to themselves. We need to share and learn from each other. That's what SEJ gives us. A place to grow, not just as an individual reporter, but to grow together as a community of like-minded change makers.” Join us — apply for SEJ membership.

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