Lolla Nur

Singer-Songwriter, Poet, Healer – Speaker + Performer

Lolla Nur is a writer/poet, multidisciplinary artist, and community builder passionate about creativity, healing and justice. Nur’s work as a journalist and artist centers diasporic storytelling, East African and Afro-Arab/Muslim identities, and belonging. Recognized across the fields of journalism and media, arts and culture, healing justice and cultural organizing, Nur has held roles as editor, reporter, creative placemaking manager, and artist organizer with organizations such as the Twin Cities Daily Planet, African Economic Development Solutions and Little Africa. She is the founder of the East African Diaspora Artists Initiative, a storytelling platform that existed 2017-2022, for creatives, healers and entrepreneurs of African descent. She is an alum of many leadership and social justice institutes and has received various awards for her work in human rights advocacy, the arts, and journalism. As a performer and public speaker, she has been invited to speak about migration and social justice issues at Yale University Africa Salon, the University of Minnesota, Amnesty International, Button Poetry, Green Card Voices, Pangea World Theater and more.