Dashni is the Program Coordinator for Collective Justice's HEAL2Action Organizing Academy for Survivors, which resources leaders from low-wealth communities of color. A Kurdish refugee born in Pakistan and brought up in her beloved Kenton (Kent & Renton), cultural humility and a 200% reality is a sweet, lifetime practice.
With a history of youth work at Creative Justice, Team Child, the Race & Justice Clinic; student organizing with Huskies for Opportunities in Prison Education; and heart-centered healing, they believe strategic community-building and care-based relationships are necessary tools for liberation. They come reverent to collective healing spaces with the belief that every person is sacred, deserving of belonging, and having their needs met. Dashni received both their Bachelor's degree and Juris Doctor from the University of Washington, where they were a Mary Gates Honors Scholar, a recipient of the Karin Stromberg Award for Contribution to Social Justice, a Bonderman Travel Fellow, and a William H. Gates Public Service Law Scholar. They do this work guided by the belief that abundant material resourcing of all communities is essential to our freedom, safety, and wellness.