Collective People Power

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Nargis Aslami

Organizational Affiliation

Collective Power for Reproductive Justice

Role

Board Member

About

I graduated from UMass Amherst in 2018 as a Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies major with a certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. I graduated as one of ten undergraduate students to receive the 21st Century Leaders Award. I began my time with Collective Power for Reproductive Justice in the Spring of 2016 as a Student Group member, and served as Student Group Co-Coordinator from 2016-2018 leading the Student Group and organizing the conference. While working with Collective Power, I developed a workshop entitled “Building Student Power & Organizing for Reproductive Justice,” and have had the pleasure of presenting this workshop at Collective Power in 2018 and 2019, and at SisterSong’s Let’s Talk About Sex! conference in 2017. At Collective Power’s 2019 conference, I also had the opportunity to organize and moderate the closing plenary, “Liberation & Reproductive Justice Utopias.” Since graduation, I have been working as a Civilian Advocate for Victims of Sexual and Domestic Violence for Hampshire County’s rape crisis center, and participated in one of the nation’s most selective pre-law program, Training and Recruitment Initiative for Admission to Leading Law Schools (TRIALS). I also served as a Program Consultant for Collective Power in a couple of different capacities since graduating. Currently, in addition to working, I am going through the process of applying to law school and hope to pursue public interest law and make change as a lawyer. I joined Collective Power’s Board in April of 2019, and am so excited to continue working with the organization that changed the trajectory of my life!