Jasmine Rashid was born and raised on Long Island, New York, and is graduating from Swarthmore College this spring with a degree in Peace and Conflict Studies. At Swarthmore, Jasmine spent her time working as an associate for Arts, Media, and Culture at the Lang Center for Civic and Social Responsibility, freelance writing, and as the Editor-in-Chief of VISIBILITY Magazine — a publication dedicated to showcasing the creative work of traditionally marginalized voices. Jasmine recently finished her senior thesis, which explores the contours of human rights and multimedia strategy in bringing attention to the Rohingya crisis. In 2018, Jasmine became a Congressman John Lewis Fellow through the Humanity in Action network, where she engaged in issues around civil and human rights for the city of Atlanta. Jasmine currently works in the Candide Group where she hopes to help redefine the culture of money through impact investing, with the goal of a truly inclusive, people-first economy.
Jasmine is a 2020-2021 Racial Equity Grant Recipient. This 10-month grant recognizes the impactful work of Humanity in Action Fellows and Senior Fellows as they support racial equity and #BlackLivesMatter. In addition to the financial support, Humanity in Action staff provides mentoring to support the implementation of the Grant winning projects. For more information on the grantees click here.
Updated October 2020
More from Jasmine Rashid
The Financial Activist Playbook
Senior Fellow and 2020 Racial Equity Grantee Jasmine Rashid authors new Financial Playbook to help activists support financially disadvantaged individuals of the BIPOC community.
Book Pre-Order: "The Financial Activist Playbook for Racial Justice"
Senior Fellow Jasmine Rashid's "The Financial Activist Playbook for Racial Justice" is available for pre-order. The book will guide the readers to manage their money in line with racial justice.
Real Money Moves: Divesting from Private Prisons and Immigrant Detention Centers
Senior Fellow Jasmine Rashid created the campaign "Real Money Moves" to help combat mass incarceration and advocate for immigrant rights.
Announcing the recipients of the 2020 racial equity grant
We are delighted to announce the recipients of the 2020 Humanity in Action Racial Equity Grant! Senior Fellows Jalyn Radziminski, Jasmine Rashid, Michael Scott, and Samson Lim will receive grants to create new initiatives or further their existing projects that focus on racial justice in the US.
Fellow speaks on Impact Briefing to discuss role of investment in racial justice
Fellow Jasmine Rashid speaks on the podcast Impact Briefing by Impact Alpha during the week of Juneteenth on the role of impact investing should have in the development of black communities.
The Financial Activist Playbook for Supporting Black Lives
John Lewis Fellow Jasmine Rashid writes about the complicity of financial systems in the United States in exploiting black people and how activists can learn to avoid supporting these systems.
A Reimagining: Contours of Hope in a Carceral State
John Lewis Fellows Reflective Essays 2018
Announcing the 2018 Humanity in Action Fellows