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Sena Mourad Friedman joined The Fair Housing Center in Toledo in August 2014. She currently serves as the Director of Development and Communications, coordinating media activities, marketing, and advertising, community outreach, and special projects. Through her writing and directing of the documentary Zip Code Matters, Sena presents the issue of fair housing through a systemic lens to highlight the disparate impact that policies and regulations have on the Black community and other communities of color. As a civil rights advocate, Sena’s goal is to help people understand how the U.S. government perpetuated institutional discrimination through the segregation of cities.
Before joining The Fair Housing Center, Sena worked in the television industry in senior management positions. She has served on various boards and committees in the Toledo community, supporting local nonprofits and planning successful large-scale events. Currently, she is Board Chair for Lucas County Mental Health Recovery Serves Board and board member of the Toledo Chapter NAACP, serving as Housing Committee Chair. In recognition of her community involvement, Sena received the Ohio Leadership Award and The Walter P. Reuther Award. In 2001, Toledo awarded Sena the CityScape award for her work on Union Memorial Park. She is also the recipient of the prestigious Jiminy Cricket Environmental Award from Disney. Sena is a graduate of the Fundamentals of Fair Housing and has attended the Bridges Out of Poverty workshop.
  • Writer (1 Credit)
    ZIP Code Matters2021
    Documentary, Short
  • Director (1 Credit)
    ZIP Code Matters2021
    Documentary, Short
Birth Date
February 8, 1963
Nickname
Sena
Birth City
Sau Paulo Brazil
Current City
Toledo
Hometown
Toledo
Gender
Female
Ethnicity
Arab
Eye Color
Green
Zodiac Sign
Aquarius
Married To
Bruce
Children
Majeed
If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward. -Martin Luther King
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