Asha Rosa

Asha Rosa is a young Black, queer poet, organizer and student. She currently serves as a co-chair of the New York City chapter of Black Youth Project 100, a national organization of Black 18-35 year olds fighting for liberation and justice. In November 2014, she was one of eight youth delegates of color who travelled to the United Nations in Switzerland to testify on police violence in Chicago as part of an effort called We Charge Genocide. She was one of the lead organizers of Columbia Prison Divest, the first successful campaign to get a US university to divest from the private prison industry. Asha believes firmly in the abolition of police and prisons, and in the transformative potential of a Black/queer/radical imagination.