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Amal brings an unfailing intersectional lens to any table she happens to find herself at. She does not shy away from hard topics and is not afraid to take groups through challenging exercises in order to achieve meaningful results. Amal has a wide variety of tools available for tailoring presentations, workshops, and keynote speeches to the needs of your group. As a versatile and effective professional who practices building in with community and building out with allies, I would recommend Amal to groups who are taking equity and inclusion work seriously. - Kassandra Cordero, Human Rights Director, British Columbia Federation of Labour (BCFED)
I feel so fortunate to have been a participant in the Alive After 5 training workshop with Amal. Amal is an exceptional facilitator, her dynamic and compassionate approach to facilitation was affirming and added depth to the content we were exploring. Amal challenged folks to delve deep into new concepts and ideas. I walked away from her workshop with new skills and a fresh perspective to use in my work. - Nikki Koutsochilis, Alive After 5 Young Worker Awareness Program
Amal is a brilliant facilitator and educator. Her knowledge, skill and open-ended practice builds discussion, understanding, and most importantly, action. Integrating social justice knowledge, extensive experience and artistic inspiration, her work brings new learnings to organizations and movements that want to move forward, deepen their vision and embrace change. - Charlotte Kates, National Lawyers Guild
Amal’s poetry and anti-oppression workshops are excellent. She asked thoughtful questions in preparation and tailored the time to our group balancing group work, individual coaching, and learning to give and receive constructive criticism. The young participants responded strongly to Amal’s encouragement and enthusiasm. Her kindness and love of story are backed up by incisive honesty and analysis around access, inclusion and power. We have hired Amal in the past and will do so in the future. - The Reverend Laurel Dykstra, Director, Sacred Earth Camp
Amal is a gifted educator and facilitator. It is because of her excellent pedagogical skills, and her ability to educate at different levels of knowledge that I would happily invite her to my university classroom again, whether that be at undergraduate or graduate level. Topics on racism, colonialism, Islamaphobia, anti-Blackness, gender and patriarchy, heteronormativity, queer politics, and intersectionality can be difficult for students, but I had total confidence in Amal. She successfully created an open dialogical environment, all the while demonstrating inclusion and integrity in her approach to anti-oppression. She skillfully engaged with the main themes of the course, drew out quieter students, and made clear the scholarly connections between the readings, theory, and practice. She beautifully extends her own creative capacities as a writer, poet, and performance artist to her already expansive pedagogical tools. Along with her years of education and facilitation experience, she has a wickedly funny sense of humour. I would be delighted to have Amal facilitate and/or teach for me anytime. - Dr. Rita Kaur Dhamoon, Assistant Professor in Political Science, University of Victoria.
Amal is a an incredible facilitator and poet. She is knowledgeable, gentle and transparent. She engages with people from a visceral and intellectual place and creates space for people to feel safe to express their thoughts. I have been in many anti-oppression, diversity workshops, but Amal’s genuine and organic approach sets her apart from other facilitators. - Fay Nass, Artistic Director, frank theatre