Amal Rana is the Creative Director and Principal of Cambium Arts & Education. She is an Inclusion Consultant, Racial Justice Organizer and Educator working at the intersections of Muslim, feminist, labour, LGBTQI2S+ and other movements.
Amal worked for over a decade as a senior labour educator for public sector unions training members, staff and leaders in curriculum design, facilitation skills, intersectionality and transformative models of change.
Through Cambium, Amal works with clients across the labour movement, not for profits, arts organizations, academic institutions, grassroots groups and others to catalyze deeply needed shifts in organizational culture, rooted in transformative justice and decoloniality.
Amal is frequently asked to provide expertise as a key note speaker and panellist on topics such as equity, inclusion, decoloniality, Islamophobia, labour organizing from an intersectional perspective, interfaith movement building and more. She has spoken on stages around the world including the World Social Forum in Brazil, the Left Forum in New York and other progressive convergences. She speaks frequently at academic events. One of her more recent keynote addresses was for the BC Libraries Association whose past keynote speakers have included Arundhati Roy.
Amal is also an arts educator and Pushcart Prize nominated writer. Her writing has been published widely and can be found at The Feminist Wire, Our Times: Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine, Writing the Walls Down: A Convergence of LGBTQ voices and many other publications.
Public talk on building communities And combatting islamophobia in troubled times. Canadian memorial untied church
Facilitating at the Annual Empowering women of Colour Conference in Berkeley, California