Trainer & Coach, California Conference for Equality & Justice
Narges was born on Acjachemen and Tongva lands (Anaheim, CA) to a family of immigrants from Benghazi, Libya. Growing up in a big family of 6, Narges learned important lessons that shaped their understanding of what it means to be in community and take care of those around us. During their time at UCLA, they gained experience in student and community organizing. Their organizing experience led them to cultivate skills such as facilitation, curriculum building, and creating workshops. Their time at UCLA brought Narges to continue their commitment to organizing and doing work around social justice and anti-oppression.
More recently, Narges has experience organizing with Uprooted & Rising, an organization that does work around food justice and speaking truth to the Big Food industry. Furthermore, Narges has experience with case management at a refugee resettlement agency. This experience gave them the opportunity to give back to their community more directly as they assisted refugees in their transition to Orange County, CA. Today, Narges is Trainer & Coach with the California Conference for Equality & Justice. Narges strives to support CCEJ’s mission to build cultures that center Restorative Justice.