Urban Peace Movement
Sikander Iqbal is currently serving as the Deputy Director of Urban Peace Movement in Oakland CA. Their work is focused on healing centered organizing directed at criminal justice reform specifically DA Accountability, Reimagining Public Safety, and Youth Justice Reinvestment. Sikander is also the former Data Systems Specialist at Pahara Institute. Sikander also previously served as the deputy director for community and youth outreach (CYO), an Oakland based violence prevention non-profit. Prior to his work at CYO, he spent 5 years leading Youth Leadership Development & Civic Engagement before becoming chief of staff at Youth UpRising, a multi-service community transformation hub providing health, wellness, educational, career, arts, and cultural programming to Alameda County youth and young adults, ages 13-24. He has also spent time as a consultant delivering trainings on race equity and inclusion, gender and sexuality, community organizing and engagement, and implicit bias and microaggressions. In 2017, Sikander became a certified Salesforce Administrator and has been focusing on data system development and data analysis.