Tabitha Mustafa is a native New Orleanian who is grounded in the city’s social justice community. She currently serves as Program Associate for AFSC’s New Orleans office, and is an organizer for Peace by Piece (PxP). With PxP, she is committed to supporting and mobilizing Black youth and young adults to establish sustainable, autonomous, and equitable communities.
Tabitha is also the co-founder and core organizer of New Orleans Palestinian Solidarity Committee (NOPSC). NOPSC is dedicated to the struggle for the liberation of Palestinians in Palestine and those who, like herself, are a part of the diaspora. While the efforts of NOPSC are primarily based in the Greater New Orleans area, Tabitha’s work has taken her across the globe. She has worked with the Spanish Ministry of Education, multiple U.S. public defender offices, nonprofits, and universities, including her alma mater, Tulane University.
Tabitha’s primary grassroots organizing efforts and projects have been in criminal justice, immigrant rights, youth development and food justice. Her work has been featured in media outlets including Refinery 29, The Times-Picayune, The Real News Network, The Louisiana Weekly, as well as AFSC’s own Acting in Faith blog.