Nashiha Alam (Nash)
Nash came into the digital realm of organizing after spending years organizing on the ground and building power in her communities across internationalist, immigrant, abolitionist and reproductive justice movements. She is also the co-founder of Dissenters, a new national anti-war youth organization fighting against endless war.
In 2012, Nash started organizing with Students for Justice in Palestine, where she spearheaded viral divestment campaigns, built regional and national coalitions, served in leadership and advisory roles to support campus organizing nationally. After graduating, she went on to build power across her communities in Chicago, where she trained South Asian elders in “I Speak Power”, a hybrid ESL and community organizing program, in the West Ridge community and developed high school students in the KINETIC immigrant and refugee youth group at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Chicago. She left to join the reproductive justice movement, to build dynamic neighborhood bases across West Ridge, Uptown, Chinatown and Skokie at National Asian Pacific Women’s Forum. Nash also organized within the collective at Chicago Desi Youth Rising and is currently a member of DSA Muslims.
She was recognized as a honoree at Women and Femmes to Celebrate in 2017 and Chicago Reader’s Changemakers of 2020.