Yasmin Renée Safdié is a social worker and community organizer. Her work is grounded in an anti-oppressive framework, which seeks to ensure that those most affected by social issues are centered in movements for justice. She has worked on a range of issues including: gender justice, intimate partner violence, anti-racism, prison INjustice, and education reform. Yasmin is currently the Lead Organizer at the New York City Anti-Violence Project where she leads state and local campaigns that address the safety of LGBTQH people. Prior to that, she was the Community Organizer at the Education from the Inside Out Coalition, where she led state and national campaigns to remove barriers to higher education faced by currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. Yasmin has extensive experience designing and facilitating anti-racist trainings and leadership development programs.
Yasmin is a steering committee member of the Undoing Racism Internship Project, which works to collectively unite the New York City based schools of Social Work to organize for a stronger anti-racist, anti-oppressive lens in their curriculum. Yasmin also organizes with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and is currently a Grace Paley Organizing Fellow.
Yasmin received her M.S. in Social Work from Columbia University in the Advanced Generalist Practice and Programming (AGPP) track with a focus on community organizing and program development, and her B.A. in History and Anthropology from McGill University.