Imari Symone Williams is a Master's student in Africana Studies. Eight years ago, she graduated from Hampton University where she received her BA in Broadcast Journalism and a minor specialization in Criminology. Post-graduation, she has immersed herself in the criminal justice system. While working as a reporter for Homicide Watch D.C., she tracked and covered homicide cases from crime, dismissal, acquittal, and conviction. She currently works at the Legal Aid Society as a criminal defense investigator. Her current research interests are womanism, gender and sexuality and how integral these movements are in the fight for criminal justice and an abolitionist mindset. Additionally, she's interested in Black literature and archiving Black life in America. She'd like to eventually expand this to a career in academia, the museum industry or a cultural organization.
Below is her favorite quote.
"To a new era of understanding and action rooted in honest, open, and sometimes painful talk between people." -Sister Souljah