Speaker Profile

Amal Rana

Creative Director | Racial Justice & Inclusion Consultant

Amal Rana is an educator, racial justice organizer and consultant working at the intersections of Muslim, feminist, labour, LGBTQIA2S+, anti-war and other movements. Amal worked for over a decade as a senior labour educator for public sector unions in Canada providing training in curriculum design, facilitation skills and transformative models of change. She is the Creative Director and founder of Cambium Arts & Education. Through Cambium, Amal works with clients across various sectors to catalyze shifts in organizational culture, rooted in transformative justice and decoloniality. She is a coordinating collective member of the Interfaith Institute for Justice, Peace and Social Movements. Amal is frequently asked to provide commentary as a lecturer and panellist on the intersections of Islamophobia, queer Muslim identities, organizing with racialized communities and more. Amal is also an arts educator and writer who is passionate about visioning new futures with the racialized communities she collaborates with. 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 more.