Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Nour Soubani

Advocacy Specialist | The Campaign to TAKE ON HATE--Detroit
Nour Soubani is the lead community organizer for the Campaign to Take on Hate in Dearborn and Detroit, MI. Through the Campaign, she works on issues of anti-Arab, anti-muslim racism and discrimination, and on building power within these communities to resist systemic racism of all forms. She graduated from the University of Michigan with a BA in Arabic, International Studies, and American Culture, and from Harvard University with an MA in Middle East Studies.

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