2002 • Human Rights Award
Fellow. Human rights, anti-racist and feminist activist. Educator,
therapist and consultant. Sabra Identifies herself as a nationalized
Canadian woman of South African Asian Muslim lineal descent. A survivor
with the perseverance and strength
necessary to live through an apartheid South Africa and the
is a valued member of the Humber Academic Council and the Professional
Development Council. She is also a resource person to the Critical
Events Response Team at Humber. She is respected for her integrity
and ability to bring together her personal experiences, education,
background and common sense to inform her work. As an activist, Sabra
brings a sharp critique to the tensions that emerge between racialized
the context of the colonial legacy and globalization.
Her volunteer directorships have included Vice Chair of Women in Transition, an organization operating shelters for women and children and its Chair of the Programming Committee. She chaired the Cross Cultural Communications Centre, a resource centre for progressive sustainable development and anti-racism.
She was one of the founders of the South Asian Women’s Centre. Sabra was also a member of the committee
to establish Interim Place (1981). The Rubena Wills Counselling Centre recognized and honored her as one of their first recipients of the Remarkable Women’s Award.
We are proud to honour her with the South African Women for Women’s Human Rights Award 2002.