Cwcm Podcast

Ep 15 - Nayyirah Shariff



On today’s episode, we continue our mission to connect clean water issues to the work of racial justice, and we’re excited to lift up the work and message of a one of a kind community hero. Nayyirah Shariff is a grassroots organizer based in Flint, Michigan. They have over a decade of experience organizing around local, state, and national electoral and issue-oriented campaigns. Nayyirah was one of the co-founders of the Flint Democracy Defense League, a grassroots group formed to confront Flint’s emergency manager in 2011. They have been featured on Democracy Now!, Al-Jazeera and Netroots Nation speaking out about the poisoning of Flint’s water and Michigan’s Emergency Management of local governments. They are currently the Director of Flint Rising, a coalition of Flint residents and community groups, labor, and progressive allies that formed in response to the Flint water crisis. /// State of Water is a program of the Michigan-based non-profit organization Title Track, and is powered by the Clean Water