National Organizing Co-Chair, BYP100
Asha Rosa Ransby-Sporn is a Black queer woman, writer, and organizer currently serving as a national organizing co-chair for Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100). In 2014, Ransby-Sporn travelled with the We Charge Genocide youth delegation to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland where she testified on police violence in Chicago. As one of the lead organizers of Columbia Prison Divest, Ransby-Sporn helped launch and lead the first successful campaign to get a US university to financially divest from the private prison industry. Her writing has been published in In These Times magazine, Truthout, and the recent anthology Who Do You Serve, Who Do You Protect?. Ransby-Sporn is committed to movements that embrace the transformative potential of a radical/Black/queer imagination towards the abolition of police and prisons.