Highlander's PAR Institute

Rashida James-Saadiya


Rashida James-Saadiya is a community organizer, writer and independent scholar, utilizing storytelling as a tool to explore the connections between collaborative care and transformative justice. Her latest project, “Betraying the Spectacle,” explores the constructs of race and the role of cultural memory and placemaking amongst Black Muslim women in the American South. Her creative work has appeared in “Hand to Hand: Poets Respond to Race,” Voyages Africana Journal, “Kaleidoscope: Contemporary Muslim Voices,” and Decomp, a multimedia journal in partnership with the Social Justice Institute. Lastly, she is co-curator of Flowers, a podcast and literary collaboration in celebration of Black culture and future-making.

PAR Institute Experiences: Fall ’21 Cohort
Backs of rocking chairs in a line with purple mountains in the distance