Alisha Williams

Alisha WilliamsAlisha Williams works with homeless or street-involved queer and trans youth, providing free civil legal services at the Peter Cicchino Youth Project. Prior to working at PCYP, Alisha was at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project, where they served as the Director of the Prisoner Justice Project from 2012 to 2014. As director, Alisha was able to engage in community organizing for prison abolition while seeking immediate institutional changes to provide access to safer correctional housing for trans community members. After graduating from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Alisha moved to Philadelphia, where they were an active member of the Books through Bars Collective. In addition to her prison organizing work in Philadelphia, she worked at a small plaintiffs’ litigation firm and practiced disability law.

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