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Namira Islam

Co-Founder, Executive Director, MuslimARC
Detroit, MI

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Namira Islam brings faith-based education to advocacy work in the racial justice realm.


Namira Islam is a poverty lawyer and graphic designer. She is a Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC), a faith-based human rights education organization which focuses on racial justice. Namira has practiced in poverty law in Flint, Michigan, worked in prisoners’ rights litigation, and interned in international criminal law and war crimes for the United Nations in The Hague, The Netherlands. Her legal background includes research on racism, global education standards, and the UN Declaration on Human Rights Education and Training. Namira is an alumna of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor and the Michigan State University College of Law.


  • Religion & Interfaith
  • National Security/Law
  • Hate Crimes and Violence

Issue Areas

Women's Issues, Discrimination and Bigotry, Civic Engagement, US Politics

Do not contact for

analysis of geo-political conflicts/war abroad (i.e. ISIS, Syria, Palestine)

Articles, Publications and Appearances

Radio Islam | Jul 19, 2018
See Something Say Something podcast | Aug 25, 2017
Muslim Matters | Jan 12, 2016
GOOD Magazine | Apr 16, 2015