Christina Tasca brings with her a long- standing dedication to social justice work and advocacy for marginalized voices to her role as Executive Director of the Muslim Community Network. Her experience includes a range of initiatives with non-profits and organizations on human rights and faith- rooted social service with a particular focus on youth and women’s empowerment.
Her interest in interfaith collaboration and dialogue has inspired a passion for promoting greater understanding beyond lines of difference and her experience working at home and abroad with government officials, activists, academics, and religious and community leaders make her aptly suited to connecting people from many walks of life to work together toward positive social change. While still an undergraduate, she was a Human Rights Defender with the Guatemalan Human Rights Commission investigating the genocide of indigenous peoples and endemic violence against women. Most recently, she traveled to Pakistan with the U.S. – Pakistan Interreligious Consortium (UPIC) working with religious and civil society leaders to build interpersonal relationships across national borders, shatter stereotypes, and reduce tensions between the two countries. Previously she worked with the Arigatou International in coordinating the World Day of Prayer and Action for Children on an array of peace and ethics education programs and other activities to end violence against children on Universal Children’s Day and year round.
Ms. Tasca is a member of a number of faith- based social justice and peace- building organizations including the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom and she currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative (MuslimARC). In 2016 she received a Citation from the New York State Assembly for Outstanding Citizenship and a Certificate of Recognition for Outstanding Leadership and Service to the Community from New York City Public Advocate Leticia James.
She holds a Masters degree in Global Politics from the Royal Holloway, University of London and a certificate from New York University in fundraising, philanthropy, and nonprofit management. Her passion is building the capacity of faith-based and community organizations working to address society’s most salient social justice issues by developing systems, strategies, and the internal infrastructure to maximize their impact.
Ms. Tasca believes that peace begins at home and likes to perform random acts of kindness whenever possible. She is humbled and grateful to serve her community and looks forward to helping it flourish.