Hafiza Khalique

Organizing Fellowship Coordinator Student Voice

Hafiza Khalique (she/they) is a queer community organizer of the South Asian diaspora, born and raised on the lands of the Anishinaabe, also known today as Detroit. She is a first-year student at New York University, anticipating a major in Gender & Sexuality Studies. She first delved into organizing efforts to pursue education justice through abolitionist organizing and leading a campaign on de-policing Detroit schools and building resistance alongside student organizers. They are hopeful in building resistance and working towards collective liberation of all peoples. They spent the last few years dedicating their time to make their school district LGBTQ+ inclusive and friendly, in addition to the inclusion of ethnic studies in district-wide curriculum. Hafiza has branched out into many issue areas including education justice, reproductive justice, sex education, and abolitionist organizing. She is currently an Anti-Militarist Organizing Fellow at Dissenters, where she will continue community organizing efforts at New York University to foster community engagement, to build resistance, and to work towards collective liberation of all peoples.