Aber Kawas

Advocacy Specialist
The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE--New York
Aber Kawas is Brooklyn, New York, and is of Palestinian descent. She graduated in 2014 from the City College of New York's International Studies Program with a concentration in Latin American Studies. Aber has been organizing with the Arab and Muslim community since 2010 with organizations like CAIR NY and the Urban Justice Center. Her work focuses on issues including immigration, surveillance, racial profiling, and more. Aber serves as the Advocacy Specialist for Take on Hate NY.

Presentations from Facing Race 2018

AMAN Zones: Shifting the Narrative through Community Organizing

Based in four cities—Detroit, Chicago, New York City, and Anaheim—the Campaign to TAKE ON HATE launched AMAN Zones, a multi-year effort to redefine safety and commit to community based definitions of safety and anti-racism work. In this session, TAKE ON HATE organizers will lead a discussion based on the model of base-building and narrative shift they have utilized in working class Arab neighborhoods to build power. The concepts discussed in this session will include methods for base-building as a way to shape an authentic narrative about Arabs and Muslims in the US post 9/11, the intersections of the challenges these communities face internally and externally, and how these lessons can be applied across movements.

Speakers: Nour Soubani, Aber Kawas