Speaker Profile

Almas Haider

Almas Haider
Racial Justice & Equity Committee Chair (NQAPIA), Community Partnerships Manager (SAALT)
National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA), South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
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Almas Haider is a community worker and storyteller. Her diverse portfolio includes tenures with collectives, non-profits, and the federal government, namely, the South Asian Network (SAN), the U.S. Department of State in their Educational and Cultural Affairs Bureau, Satrang (Los Angeles, CA) and Khush D.C. (Washington, D.C.) Additionally, she has also served on the steering committee of API Equality-LA and the board of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). She has created and supported public actions including #15YearsLater in Washington, D.C., a response to ongoing state surveillance and racialization of Muslim individuals on the 15th anniversary of 9/11, as well as the national response in 2016: #QueerAzadi. Almas currently serves as the Racial Justice and Equity Committee Chair for NQAPIA and is the Community Partnerships Manager for South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT.) As SAALT’s Community Partnerships Manager, Almas supports the capacity development of local South Asian community based organizations, particularly around local advocacy and organizing efforts. She spends her free time creating functional art for hard femmes and interpreting the Quran from a queer anti-racist femme lens.