Assistant Coordinator - Project Inclusion

Maisaloon Al-Ashkar | ميسلون الأشقر

Pronouns: she/her/hers

— Maisaloon is a 22-years-old Capricorn-sun and Leo-rising. Her ancestors of Palestinian farmers, liberation strugglers and refugees inform her unapologetic diligence to disrupt all systems of oppression. She’s a Muslim woman and racialized settler on the stolen homelands of xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples. She’s committed to being in solidarity with and supporting Indigenous Sovereignties on their own terms. A recipient of the Rosemary Brown Undergraduate Award in Social Justice as well as the Robert C. Brown Award for outstanding academic achievement and leadership at SFU, Maisaloon graduated in 2018 with a double major in First Nations Studies and Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. Throughout her degree she was a Board member at SFPIRG, a social and climate justice centre on campus, during which she initiated the Racialized Resistance & Healing Action Group. Before joining Pivot, she worked as a research assistant for the Department of First Nations Studies at SFU and as a women’s centre coordinator at Vancouver Status of Women. Maisaloon’s greatest honour is continuously learning from and with BIPOC beloveds through grassroots efforts!