Rashidah Williams
Communications Co-Chair, NLC Louisiana

Equitable empowerment of disenfranchised communities is the core of Rashidah Williams' mission and work. Engagement and awareness are the binding agents of Rashidah's professional career which spans the industry spectrum of Architecture, Community Engagement, Education, Graphic Design, and Marketing.  Rashidah strongly believes increased awareness and understanding of urban anthropology produces opportunities to create systemic change. As audiences collectively understand the layered history of cities, destructive actions can be corrected and new opportunities can be created. Diligently creative, Rashidah has created visual communications collateral for advocacy organizations, led educational efforts on institutional oppression, and convenes collaborative efforts to spark discourse on equity.

As Assistant Director for the Tulane Small Center, Rashidah manages the overall operations and communications strategy.  As a proud Howard University graduate with a background in design, Rashidah brings a dedicated desire to create strategies that assist and connect resources to disenfranchised New Orleanians.