Congratulations to SWS Member, Chaniqua Simpson one of 19 Black Activists Working to Advance Racial Justice
Black Voices for Black Justice Fund Announces Awards to 19 Black Activists Working to Advance Racial Justice
- A group of prominent Black leaders today announced 19 awards to Black leaders, bringing the total number of awardees to 50 leaders across 18 states
- New awardees are concentrated in Colorado, Georgia, North Carolina and Washington, DC — and are focused on housing justice, voting rights, civic engagement, and education
- Black Voices for Black Justice Fund (BVBJ) is unique in its approach – letting awardees use their financial awards in whatever way they believe will make the most impact in advancing racial justice
Chaniqua Simpson (Raleigh-Durham, NC) is a queer feminist sociologist, writer, caregiver, and educator based in Raleigh, NC. She is a PhD Candidate in sociology at NC State University, with expertise in how Black organizers make sense of their work within the historical and contemporary cultural and political contexts, including drawing attention to systems of power stemming from class, gender, and sexuality, and how they shape the lives, experiences, and organizing work of young Black activists. Simpson is an affordable housing advocate and is part of the Movement for Black Lives Electoral Justice League Fellowship, where she works with organizers to help build coalitions and support to push for affordable housing in Raleigh. As Program coordinator at the Women’s Center at NC State, she works to incorporate sociology into campus community programming. She is co-chair of the political education committee of the Durham Chapter of Black Youth Project 100, a national membership-based organization of Black organizers and activists ages 18-35.
Chaniqua Simpson is a past SWS awardee. Chaniqua received the ASA Minority Fellowship, sponsored by SWS in 2019 and in 2017, Chaniqua received the Esther Ngan-ling Chow and Mareyjoyce Green Scholarship.