Educationist, Social Activist and Politician
Nazda Alam is one of the brilliant and courageous Bangladeshi-Americans, who is involved in mainstream US politics. She is an activist of the Democratic Party in the USA and a top leader of the Bangladesh community. She is the founder and chief executive of the Najda Alam Foundation, a voluntary organization. She is also involved with a number of charitable organizations in the United States.
Nazda Alam was born in an aristocratic educated family. Her father passed medical examination in 1930 and joined as a medical officer in India under the British government. He played a key role in treating cholera and typhoid patients at the time.
Nazda Alam, a talented politician of the time, was also quite meritorious as a student. She holds a masters degree in political science from Dhaka University. She went to the United States in 1972 for pursuing higher education and also had the opportunity to study the constitutional history of the United States, the United Kingdom, the former Soviet Union, Russia, and China. She moved to Massachusetts in 1967 after obtaining her masters in education from Texas Southern University and taught for a year at the Child Development Center at Wellesley College from 1989 to 1996. She later joined the Social Service Department. She received masters degree in Social Work from an university in 2004.
Nazda Alam is an active politician who has been supporting and campaigning for the democratic candidates in all levels of government elections for the past 20 years. She believes, the Democratic Party is working to establish the human rights and democratic values.
Nazda Alam, a brave Bangladeshi American of the time, was a member of DTC 3rd MAD till 2002. She was an active member of establishing the Freedom Right of Immigrant Workers in 2003. She has been a member of the Democratic State Committee since 2006. From the year 2004-2007, she was a member of the Government’s Immigration and Refugee Policy Advisory Council. In 2008, she campaigned for President Obama in the Muslim and immigrant communities. She was a member of the State Treasurers Diversity Council from 2011-2014. She was nominated as an alternate member of the Electrical College in 2012.
Nazda Alam was the chairperson of the Muslim Voter Registration Project from 2007-2018. She held an important position of Team Leader at National Muslim Voter Registration Project. In 2016, she was elected District Fifth Congressional Delegate for Hillary Clinton and the first Muslim woman delegate to the Electrical College in Massachusetts. In January and February of this year, she organized a weekly phone bank at her own house on behalf of Democrat Vice President Joe Biden. She has participated in rallies in Salem, Concord and Manchester on behalf of the candidate.
For over 20 years, Nazda Alam has been educating the immigrant community especially Muslims about the mainstream American politics and social work. She is associated with several women’s organizations.
Nazda Alam is an enthusiastic philanthropist who is also involved in a number of social work in Bangladesh. Since 2006, she has been providing scholarships to 15 college students every year, launching non-formal education programs for poor children and providing education to children at elementary level.
Nazda Alam has a reputation in the American Bangladeshi community as an educator, social worker and politician. She thinks, we will have to educate ourselves properly so that we can survive and develop ourselves in the immigrant community.