Sara Saleh

Sara Saleh is an Arab-Australian human rights advocate, activist and artist. She has spent the last decade working with international organisations including Amnesty International and CARE International in Australia and the Middle East. A longtime campaigner for refugee rights and racial justice, Sara’s work has focused on media advocacy, law and policy change, and has taken her from the refugee camps of Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, and the Syrian border, to the streets of Western Sydney. A poet and writer, Sara’s first poetry collection was released in August 2016. Her poems have been published in Bankstown Poetry Collections, A Blade of Grass, Making Mirrors, and The Dirty Thirty Anthology, which she also curated and co-edited. She regularly speaks and performs nationally and internationally. Sara has a Bachelor of Social Sciences - Government (Class I Honours) from The University of Sydney, a Masters of Human Rights Law/Policy from UNSW, and is currently completing her Juris Doctor. Sara is a proud Bankstown Poetry Slam ‘Slambassador’. She is co-editor of the upcoming anthology, Growing Up Arab in Australia (Picador 2019), and is developing her debut novel as a recipient of the Affirm Press Mentorship for Sweatshop Writers.


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