Asha Ransby-Sporn is a Chicago-based community organizer and writer committed to building the power of Black communities toward economic and racial justice. She has led and been a part of community-based campaigns that have won ballot referenda on investing in non-police mental health programs, blocked a weapons manufacturer from a multi-million dollar tax break, pressured institutions to divest from the private prison industry and organized on winning political campaigns. She was United Working Families’ South Side field director for Brandon Johnson.
Movements Got Brandon Johnson Elected. How Do We Organize From Here?
A run of progressive victories proves that social movements have transformed Chicago, but the migrant housing crisis shows that contradictions and challenges persist.
Under Trump, Racial Justice Activists Must Seek Solutions Outside the State
Trump has promised to crack down on dissent, but the Movement for Black Lives must still grow stronger.
Who Are The 99%?
A suggestion on how to build radically inclusive movements.