Nora Elmarzouky

Philadelphia, PA

Nora Elmarzouky is a cultural broker/organizer, who designs and facilitates programming on a range of themes such as cultural sensitivity, Egyptian culture, education, immigration, arts and culture, storytelling, diversity and equity, philanthropy, and interfaith understanding, as well as writing and public speaking. A co-founder of collaborative, a collective of women dedicated to equitable, engaging, and inclusive urban spaces, she consults and evaluates alternative community engagement methods. RE-humanization and collective collaboration are central to her work, demonstrated currently through the partnership with Ebony Suns exploring energy democracy and the green economy as a framework for bottom-up community-driven development with Centennial Parkside CDC and managing Friends, Peace, and Sanctuary - a collaborative exhibitions project between Swarthmore College, book artists, and Syrian and Iraqi resettled individuals. She is a board member of YallaPunk, Barrio Alegria, and the East Parkside Residents Association; Impact100 founders fellow, and co-founder of PHL Niqash discussion group.