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Ayesha Ghazi Edwin

ENGAGE: DETROIT Program Manager and LEO Adjunct Lecturer

Ayesha Ghazi Edwin

Ayesha Ghazi Edwin, MSW ’10, is a political social worker and community organizer with over 10 years of experience in various social justice areas, including labor, healthcare, voting, immigration, housing and disability. Ghazi Edwin specializes in community-based research and developing and teaching community-engaged courses. She is the current program manager of the ENGAGE program at the School of Social Work, a strategic initiative that connects the School to community issues and movements for greater equity and social change.

Prior to her work at the School, Ghazi Edwin served as the former executive director of American Citizens for Justice (ACJ), an Asian American civil rights organization.

In 2020, Ghazi Edwin was appointed chair of the Michigan Asian Pacific American Affairs Commission by Governor Gretchen Whitmer, and appointed for a 2-year term to the Ann Arbor Human Rights Commission by Mayor Christopher Taylor.

In addition to her work at the School, Ghazi Edwin is the founder and principal consultant of AGE Strategies LLC. As a certified Six Sigma Green Belt, she assists nonprofits with fund development, research, program evaluation, communications and process efficiency.

Ghazi Edwin currently serves as the research and fund development specialist for Detroit Disability Power. Ghazi Edwin received the University of Michigan James T. Neubacher Certificate of Appreciation in October 2020. In 2021, she received the DEI Impact Award from the School of Social Work, and was one of five faculty university-wide to receive the University of Michigan Provost’s Teaching Innovation Prize (TIP).

Education

Year Degree   School
2010 MSW Social Policy and Evaluation/Community & Social Systems University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
2007 BA Political Science & Sociology Albion College, Albion, MI
Year Description
2017 Ghazi, A. (2017, January). Health Care Access for Asian Americans. Presented as a breakout talk at University of Michigan’s South Asian American Network’s Meridian Conference.
2016 Ghazi, A. (2016, June). Unlocking our Asian American Political Power. Presentation at APIAVote-MI’s Annual Civic Engagement Conference.
2015 Ghazi, A. (2015, June). Political Participation as an Asian American. Presented at APIAVote-MI’s Annual Civic Engagement Conference.
2015 Ghazi, A. (2015, March). Race & Activism as an Asian American. Featured panelist at the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity & Inclusion annual conference.

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