For her Action Project, Senior Landecker Fellow Asha Shajahan spearheaded a national grassroots vaccine campaign titled #THISISOURSHOT. By fighting for accurate health information and helping to save lives, Asha’s goal was to increase public health and transparency of science as a vital part of defending democracy.
In May 2022, Asha wrote an opinion piece about how the Landecker Democracy Fellowship has helped her integrate the calling as a health practitioner together with her activism. The op-ed was published directly on Alfred Landecker Foundation’s website.
“I now look at everything through the lens of advocacy: the refugee crisis, environmental justice, marginalized groups, racism and homelessness. All of these issues require a health expert advocate and who better than the most trusted messenger, a doctor,” Asha shares in the article.
- Read more about Asha’s experience in this Op-Ed
Asha is one of thirty 2020-2021 Landecker Democracy Fellows. This fellowship, a collaboration between the Alfred Landecker Foundation and Humanity in Action, was created to strengthen a new generation of leaders whose approaches to political and social challenges can become catalysts for democratic placemaking and community building. Read more about the fellowship here.