Students for Economic Justice 2016 Fellowship
Asma Abdi is fueled by a passion for social justice that gleams like a fire that will always be lit. She is an honors student at San Diego City College and is interested in becoming an educator. One of her goals is to mentor underprivileged youth. Asma has periodically volunteered for San Diego Refugee Tutoring for the past four years. However her passion for social justice was sparked in the classroom, by Professor Alexander, who taught her to think more critically about socially constructed paradigms. Through the Umoja Program at City College, she has taken advantage of the numerous opportunities to interact with her community. This led to her involvement in the National Equity Summit, ACLU youth organizing training, lobby day, rallies, protests, and various conferences. Asma’s plan is to effect change and make an impact on her community.