Lauren Schreiber is an artist, facilitator, and event curator with a background in youth development, arts education, organizing, and community building.  She lives for strategic planning & culture creation in community spaces.  Her most important (and favorite!) job is being a mom.  You can often find her plotting to take over the DMV, building systems, writing music and breastfeeding in public.

She is the co-founder and executive director of Center DC, a community-based organization that serves the spiritual & social needs of people practicing and exploring Islam in the metro-accessible D.C. area.  Center DC serves over 1,500 folks annually and facilitates community through over 100 events a year.

Lauren is also the founder and host of #ArtBetweenUs, DC’s first quarterly all-women’s open mic for an all women’s audience.  She also co-founded and facilitates the DMV Exchange (an annual gathering of Muslim community builders in the DC-MD-VA metro accessible area).

She was selected as one of the “30 under 30” 2013 awardees for Prince George’s County, MD, and was tapped as a member of the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute (AMCLI) East 1 cohort in 2014.  She is also a graduate of the Ta’Leef Collective’s Mu’alif Mentorship Program (Summer 2015 cohort), and part of the inaugural cohort of The Sanctuaries‘ Collective Fellowship.

She’s married to the amazing Muhammad Oda and first-time mom to a super dope little girl.


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