Facing Race: A National Conference in St. Louis, MO — November 20-22, 2024

Sasha Hammad

Director | Retail Action Project

Sasha Hammad is director of the Retail Action Project (RAP), an initiative of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union. RAP is a member-based organization with the mission of building worker power, elevating industry standards, and promoting family-sustaining jobs. RAP achieves this through engaging in collective action, highlighting worker voices, growing workers' professional capacity, and nurturing member leadership. Before RAP, Sasha co-directed Young Workers United, working to improve jobs for low-wage young and immigrant workers in San Francisco. She received her BA from NYU and MBA from Baruch College.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

Breaking Down the Racial Divide at Work: Tools and Stories that Inspire Action

In an era of job uncertainty, cut hours, and diminishing wages and benefits, it is increasingly important to have a unified social justice labor movement to combat racial and gender discrimination. This session will unveil Race Forward’s interactive visual and web-based tool that unifies frames and messaging on occupational segregation by race and gender, in collaboration with the Restaurant Opportunities Centers United (ROC), National Domestic Worker’s Alliance (NDWA) and Retail Action Project (RAP). ROC will also unveil their newest mobile app.

Speakers: Julia Sebastian, Jillian Medeiros, Ai-jen Poo, Ariel Jacobson, Sasha Hammad, Alicia Garza