Nora Olabi
Digital Organizer, Working Partnerships USA
Nora Olabi is a Syrian-American communicator, digital organizer, and proud Machinist/IWW dual-card holder in the Houston area with experience working in organized labor. She has fought for racial justice on the job, immigrant justice in communities, environmental justice, and a $15 an hour minimum wage with SEIU Texas so that all workers, no matter where they come from can live with dignity and respect. Nora currently works as a remote digital organizer based in San Jose, California. Her digital organizing is centered on the fight for a just gig economy in California, housing justice and corporate accountability in Silicon Valley, and bridging the gap between labor and community activism in the Bay Area. Previously, she worked as a print journalist covering politics, education, business, the environment, local government and the state legislature at media outlets like the Houston Chronicle, Houston Business Journal, Denver Westword and Community Impact Newspaper. Nora graduated with a bachelor’s in print journalism and a minor in Arabic Studies at the University of Houston. In her personal time, Nora works as a progressive grassroots political organizer in her faith community to politically empower Muslims across the Houston metro. She does this through her work with Muslim Women's Professional Network, Malikah and the CAIR-Houston community ambassador program.