About Asha

Asha Ransby-Sporn is an abolitionist organizer currently the Co-Director of Organizing at Dissenters, an anti-militarist organization of young people. She is a co-founder of
BYP100, a Black Queer Feminist movement organization where she has served in both local and national leadership. As a college student, Asha helped launch and led a campaign called Columbia Prison Divest which was the first successful campaign to get a U.S. university to financially divest from the private prison industry. In 2014, she was a part of the We Charge Genocide youth delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland where she testified on police violence in Chicago. Asha also sits on the steering committee for a citywide campaign to defund the Chicago Police Department launched by the Black Abolitionist Network. You can find her on Twitter at @ashapoesis and Dissenters on all platforms @wearedissenters.