Ashley Fairbanks

Director of Narrative & Network Building

About Ashley:

Ashley Fairbanks is an Anishinaabe woman and citizen of the White Earth Nation, and the Director of Narrative & Network Building at Voices for Racial Justice.  Outside of her job at Voices, Ashley is public artist and interdisciplinary designer. Working with a cohort of artists that do racial justice popular education and organizing, Ashley seeks ways to creatively innovate social-change work. She attended the University of Minnesota to study American Indian studies and Political Science, and has completed Intermedia Arts Creative Community Leadership Institute, NACDI’s Native Organizing and Leadership Institute, The Humphrey School’s Roy Wilkins Community Policy Fellowship and is a 2016 Forecast Public Art Emerging Public Artist Grantee.