I would like to extend my sincere condolences to Baraka’s family… She will forever be loved and missed. This site is an amazing tribute to the beutiful person she was! I have enjoyed learning and seeing so much more about the person I became friends with some 3-4 yrs ago on a 9 day trip to China with ISLP. We walked the Great Wall of China, saw the Terra Cotta Warriors, spoke to Chinese college students, and the Ministry of Defense. Through it all I remember Baraka’s smile, humor, quick whit and willingness to share her views of the world but more her willingness to listen to others! In a world so full of voices clanging for attention, the calm peace Baraka brought to every situation will be missed… May peace be with you all always.