Anika Fassia, co-founding Co-Executive Director, We Make the Future and We Make the Future Action
Anika is the co-founding Co-Executive Director of We Make the Future (WMTF) and We Make the Future Action (WMTFA). WMTF/A launched in early 2021 to combine strategic communications and coalition building to implement race forward narratives that motivate our base and persuade the middle for wins that allow all our communities to thrive. Anika leads WMTF/A’s strategic direction and engagements in partnership with researchers, content creators, labor and community based organizations to bridge narrative and practice through creative implementation. Anika was the former Director of Race Class Narrative Action where she led the outreach and partnerships of organizations spanning seven Midwestern states. Prior to Race Class Narrative Action, she managed the inception of Race Class Narrative which originated through a collaboration between Ian Haney López, ASO Communications, Lake Research Partners, Brilliant Corners, SEIU and Demos. In 2016, Anika also became a Registered Nurse and continues to practice pediatric and community health nursing to stay grounded in the impact of our policies on the lives of children and families.
Anika holds her Masters in Social Work from the University of Michigan and her Bachelors in Nursing from Texas Tech University.