Born and raised in South Louisiana, A’Niya is an Advocacy Strategist at the ACLU of Louisiana. A’Niya works on the development of dynamic advocacy campaigns, political engagement strategies, coalition, network and alliance building, cultural programming, and research, writing, and popular educating on issues of social justice all while centering the vision, goals, and needs of systems-impacted communities.
Previously, A’Niya served as the Racial Justice Fellow at the affiliate, and authored an assessment of Louisiana’s pretrial system and a virtual exhibit that explored the oppression and resistance of Louisiana’s Black communities. Before joining the ACLU, A’Niya attended Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, where she worked on housing, education, and economic justice issues as a student practitioner at the Stuart H. Smith Law Clinic and Center for Social Justice. She graduated in May 2019 with a Juris Doctor and a Certificate in Social Justice, and was grateful to receive two Equal Justice America fellowships.