Faisal Khan is a human rights activist and a published columnist and has been an Assistant Editor and Regional Editor for two International newspapers in the Caucasus region. At times he worked with the US Embassy Press Secretary and cultural attaché on various assignments related to political, economic and social issues in the Republic of Azerbaijan. Furthermore, Faisal has acquired a great deal of experience working with the UN and NGOs on matters related to human eights, healthcare and social programs for women and orphans.
He has a strong multicultural background in which he provides a leadership role in the areas of activism and organizing. Faisal Khan is also a board member for ACLU.
Faisal is also the recipient of the CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations) 2007 Courage Award in recognition of his work defending the rights of the vulnerable and afflicted members of society.
Most notably, Faisal is the founder of the Carolina Peace Center (CPC). CPC is a grassroots organization based in North Carolina which works to develop and organize a strong collaboration between all communities, both within our state and across the nation. The mission of CPC is to promote tolerance and peaceful activism while advocating for the most at-risk and marginalized communities in the region and beyond. His focus is on structural and institutionalized racism, racial inequity, healthcare, Islamophobia, anti-semitism, hate against Asians and any other community, immigrants and refugees and women rights.
In 2017 Faisal was invited to Washington, DC as a special guest of Congressman David Price (NC-04) in recognition of his tireless efforts to promote tolerance and peace for marginalized communities. While there, he attended President Trump’s address to a Joint Session of Congress.
Carolina Peace Center was founded by Faisal R Khan in 2016 after years of advocacy work exposing human rights violations in the US and abroad. Our aim is to alleviate hardship and injustice by collectively advocating on behalf of marginalized individuals.
“I am pleased to welcome Faisal to Washington,” said Congressman Price. “I have been honored to work closely with him on behalf of refugee and immigrant families in the Fourth District, and I have long admired his advocacy for tolerance and peace. In the face of the President’s continuing attacks on immigrants and refugees, I am particularly pleased to welcome Faisal Khan, a courageous voice for our national values of acceptance and equality.”
Carolina Peace Center continues to advocate and stand up in a peaceful and non-violent manner for anyone who is experiencing racism, bigotry, and any form of hate through unjust policies.