Azza Altiraifi is a research and advocacy manager for the Disability Justice Initiative at American Progress. Prior to joining American Progress, Altiraifi worked at Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, where she managed public programming, developed improved standards of disability access, and amplified underrepresented issues impacting the region. Altiraifi completed an internship with Green Door Behavioral Health, where she conducted research and organized campaigns on disparities in access to mental health treatment in D.C. She has also been active in local and national advocacy work, consulting with numerous Muslim-led organizations on matters of accessibility and cross-movement coalition building. Altiraifi holds a bachelor’s degree in law and society from American University.
By Azza Altiraifi
|A Deadly Poverty Trap: Asset Limits in the Time of the Coronavirus||Center for American Progress||April 7, 2020|
|Advancing Economic Security for People With Disabilities||Center for American Progress||July 26, 2019|
|Efforts to Address Gun Violence Should Not Include Increased Surveillance||Center for American Progress||February 20, 2019|
|5 Ways the Trump Shutdown Is Harming Struggling Workers, Families, and Communities||Center for American Progress||January 17, 2019|