Ayana Aubourg – Sisters Unchained -Families for Justice as Healing – Boston, MA
BUILDING A COMMUNITY OF DIRECTLY IMPACTED GIRLS
Ayana Aubourg is the co-director of Sisters Unchained, a program dedicated to young women affected by parental incarceration. With Families for Justice as Healing in Boston, MA, Ayana is working to build community though political education, art, and healing. As a fellow she will continue to work with daughters of incarcerated parents to heal from the harms of incarceration while organizing to transform the criminal legal system. Ayana will further develop the curriculum for Sisters Unchained with the goal of publishing as an online resource for educators, sustain gathering and healing spaces for family members of incarcerated loved ones, conduct and supervise young women who will lead participatory research with families most affected by the criminal legal system, and engage daughters as well as their incarcerated and formerly incarcerated mothers in policy advocacy. Finally, Ayana will be helping to organize girls nationally for policy advocacy within the National Council.