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Growing Connection, Inspiring Transformation

Amal Rana is the Director and Founder of Cambium Arts & Education. She is a widely respected Inclusion Consultant, Racial Justice Organizer and Educator. Her work is informed by Muslim, feminist, labour, LGBTQI2S+ and other intersectional communities she is is a part of.

Amongst other civic participation, she sits on the Racial and Ethno-Cultural Equity Advisory Committee for the City of Vancouver and the coordinating collective for the Interfaith Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements.

Photo Credit: Erv Newcombe

Photo Credit: Erv Newcombe


Amal has over 20 years of experience in the inclusion, racial justice and equity fields.

Before founding Cambium Arts & Education, 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, inclusion and liberation for all people.

Keynote Panel, Canroots 2017

Keynote Panel, Canroots 2017

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Amal is frequently invited to provide expertise as a key note speaker and panellist on topics such as:

  • Organizational change

  • Equity, inclusion and intersectionality

  • Combatting Islamophobia

  • Inclusive labour organizing

  • Discrimination as an occupational health & safety issue

  • Interfaith movement building and more

Amal’s public talks have taken her to stages around the world including the World Social Forum in Brazil, the Left Forum in New York and numerous other large convergences, conferences and global forums.

Amal regularly speaks at academic and other knowledge worker conferences. She was honoured to recently give a keynote addresses to the BC Libraries Association Conference. Previous speakers include Arundhati Roy.

Curriculum Design and Facilitation for the Empowering Women of Colour Conference, UC Berkeley

Curriculum Design and Facilitation for the Empowering Women of Colour Conference, UC Berkeley

Art Initiatives and Creative Practice

Amal is also a highly experienced and widely respected arts educator, interdisciplinary storyteller 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 numerous other publications.

Her poetry was recently added to a national database for teachers in the United States. She has new writing forthcoming in an anthology on South Asian poets to be published by Harper Collins India.

Keep an eye out for our list of collaborators / associates / partners, coming soon!

 Banner Photo: Erv Newcombe