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Landecker Fellow Asha Shajahan wins Eleanor Josaitis Unsung Hero Award



Landecker Fellow Asha Shajahan is the winner of the Eleanor Josaitis Unsung Hero Award 2021.

“Asha is a humanitarian and a kind, caring physician. She’s worked tirelessly for the community,” said James Lynch, president of Beaumont Health’s Grosse Pointe and Troy campuses, for this Detroit Free Press article reporting on Asha winning the award.

The honor is part of the Shining Light Awards, which recognize regional leadership. The Shining Light Awards are presented by the Free Press and the Metropolitan Affairs Coalition. Asha will be awarded during a virtual ceremony October 7. RSVP to watch here.

Read the full article about Asha’s work and the award here.

Asha is one of thirty 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.