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Arij Mikati

  • Arij Mikati

    Arij Mikati is the Managing Director of Culture Change at Pillars Fund, where she designs and leads programming that challenges damaging narratives about Muslims in the U.S. and amplifies Muslim voices in artistic spaces. Arij has more than ten years of experience as a storyteller, nonprofit executive, educator, and creative consultant. Arij is also a devoted anti-racism educator, who, as a Social Impact Advisor for Inspire Justice and leadership team member of Chicago Regional Organizers for Anti- Racism, works to foster radically inclusive, just, intersectional spaces. Her experiences and expert insight have also been featured by Variety, Teen Vogue, NPR, Tiny Spark podcast, and Al Jazeera, among other publications.


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