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About Salwa Abdussabur
Salwa Abdussabur is an accomplished artist, arts advocate, and arts administrator with a passion for using art and storytelling to make a positive impact in communities. With over 8 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Salwa has successfully leveraged the power of the arts to bring people together, inspire change, and create lasting social impact.
Salwa has also dedicated herself to advocating for the arts as an essential community development and social change tool. Through her work as an arts administrator, Salwa has successfully launched and managed various initiatives that have brought the arts to underserved communities, fostered youth development, and created opportunities for emerging artists. Salwa is the founder and creative director of Black Haven, a platform in response to art justice centering Black artist equity and inclusion, where she put on New Haven's Connecticut first of its kind black short film festival. In the past year, She served on the Cultural Equity Team to bring the first in-state Cultural Equity Plan for the City of New Haven.
With a deep commitment to using the power of storytelling to effect positive change, Salwa has become known for her ability to create engaging, meaningful experiences that inspire and educate audiences of all ages. Salwa is a trained community organizer and Anti-Racism facilitator, working with various organizations and Academic Institutions around topics including Youth Advocacy, Youth Empowerment through the arts, as well as Arts Equity and Inclusion
Whether through her art, advocacy, or administration, Salwa is driven by a singular vision: to make the world a better place through the transformative power of the arts. She hopes that being a part of these transformative nonprofit spaces that combine artistry & activism will inspire youth creatives to be global change makers, movers, and shakers.