Azza Altiraifi is a disability justice advocate living in northern Virginia. Currently, they serve as a senior program manager at the Groundwork Collaborative. Azza also serves on the Advisory Committee for the Center for Democracy and Technology’s project on algorithmic fairness and disability rights. Previously, Azza was selected to join the inaugural cohort of the Forward Promise Fellowship for Leaders and served on the working group for the Congressional Black Caucus Emergency Taskforce on Suicide and Mental Health.
Azza has been featured on media outlets such as the TODAY Show, NPR, Al Jazeera, Bloomberg News, and USA Today. For their movement work, Azza was awarded the Charles P. Monroe Civil Rights Award by the NAACP Arlington Chapter in 2019.
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