Asha Noor


Asha Noor is a racial justice and human rights activist. A peace-building and conflict resolution specialist, educator and writer. She serves as the Advocacy and Civic Engagement Specialist for national TAKE ON HATE program. Noor has worked both domestically and abroad in conflict zones with marginalized communities, including women, afro-indigenous groups, refugees, religious minorities and trauma victims.
 
Before coming to TAKE ON HATE, Noor worked with Islamic Relief USA, where she gained an understanding of international humanitarian issues. During her graduate studies at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, she focused much of her research and work on Somalia and conflicts facing the Somali Diaspora.
 
Noor completed the bulk of her research and fieldwork in Somaliland, working with the Academy for Peace and Development, a think tank developing and sustaining peace in the area. With the program's help and support, Noor worked with the Systemic Violence and Systems Transformation Working group and completed a field study in North East Brazil on poverty. In the Montes de Maria region of Colombia, Noor was a part of a research team that worked with Afro-Indigenous trauma victims around displacement and reparations.
 

Asha Noor
Programming and Outreach Director for Safe Spaces
aNoor@cair.com