Zhaleh Afshar

Core Trainer and Worker-Owner | AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance)
Pronouns: she/her
Zhaleh is a worker-owner at AORTA where she facilitates trainings and organizational development work with nonprofits, community groups, co-ops and other institutions. Zhaleh is a mixed-race, able-bodied woman with Filipino and Iranian ancestors, and she is passionate about racial and gender justice, queer liberation, progressive and inclusive Islam, and connecting local and international struggles for self-determination and decolonization. Zhaleh is based in Brooklyn, NY where she lives with her partner.

Presentations from Facing Race 2020

Collaborate and Mobilize: Creating More Equitable Organizations

In this participatory workshop, we will explore organizational readiness and structures that support collaboration, approaches to democratic decision-making, and building shared leadership in multiracial spaces. Drawing on work within and across the solidarity economy and community groups, and engaging in organizational development with nonprofits and others, this workshop will offer a range of tangible strategies for participants to grow and iterate. Participants will have the chance to try out tools and reflecting on their own experiences.

Speakers: Zhaleh Afshar, Anisha Desai, Marc Mascarenhas-Swan