Azza Altiraifi

Senior Policy Manager

Born to Sudanese parents and raised in northern Virginia, Azza’s passion for community organizing and cross-movement solidarity stems from her upbringing. Over the past several years, Azza has immersed herself in Disability Justice learning, organizing, and advocacy, and they are committed to envisioning new approaches to movement work that values rest, sustainability, and joy.

Prior to joining Liberation in a Generation, Azza was a senior program manager at the Groundwork Collaborative, where she managed state and local partnerships and supported progressive economic policy campaigns. Previously, Azza worked as a research and advocacy manager at the Center for American Progress, where she focused on mental health policy, surveillance, and advancing economic security for disabled people.

Azza currently serves as an advisory committee member for the Center for Democracy and Technology’s project on algorithmic fairness and disability rights, and an advisory council member for “Raising the Bar: Health Care’s Transforming Role,” a multi-year health equity project.

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Photo Credit: Haithem Hammad