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Asha Edwards

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Asha Edwards is currently an undergraduate student attending the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is a visual artist and community organizer. Asha sometimes engages in community-organizing, abolitionist rooted campaigns, and mutual aid as a member of community-based grassroots organizations in Chicago. She hopes to help establish public health alternatives to policing as well as free, sustainable, and Earth-based housing on the South Side of Chicago as part of the struggle for Black self-determination, indigenous sovereignty, and the eradication of global oppression. She engages in direct action campaigns through Assata's Daughters and WeAreDissenters, an anti-war, anti-militarism, and anti-imperialism organization. She's been a part of campaigns such an #PoliceFreeSchools , #NoCopAcademy and #DefundCPD

 

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