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Rena Levin

Women's March Norway

Location Icon Oslo, Norway

About Me

Rena Levin is a founder and board member of Women’s March Norway. In this capacity she helped organize Women’s Marches in Oslo in 2017 and 2018.

Having served the American Women’s Club of Oslo as 1st vice president and then president, she is currently on the board as the club's representative to FAWCO ( Among other things, FAWCO seeks to improve the lives of women and girls around the world.

Prior to moving to Norway in 2008, Rena was the National Grassroots organizer for Americans United for Separation of Church and State (, a nonpartisan educational and advocacy civil liberties organization. While there, she worked to educate the public about the importance of church-state separation, engage individuals in church-state separation issues, and support AU chapters and allied groups in their efforts to be effective advocates.

Rena earned her B.A. with majors in history and sociology at Macalester College in St. Paul, MN. The following year she studied immigration issues in Norway on a Fulbright grant. In 2000 she received her M.A. in American Studies from the University of Massachusetts. 

Throughout her student and adult life, Rena has been socially and politically active as a volunteer and/or leader. Though concerned about many issues, civil rights/civil liberties and the environment are the two that she is most passionate about.

Communities I Identify With and/or Want to Collaborate With

Environmental Activists
People of Color
Persons with Disabilities

I Want to Take Action on

Abortion Rights
Access to Sanitation
Access to Water
Civil Rights
Clean Air
Clean Water
Climate Change
Girls’ Rights
Immigrant Rights
Mental Health
Renewable Energy
Reproductive Rights
Resilient Infrastructure
Rights for Persons with Disabilities
Sustainable Infrastructure
Voting Rights
Women’s Education
Women's Health
Women’s Representation
Workers’ Rights

Areas of Expertise

Chapter Leadership
Community Building
Event Organizing
March Organizing