Shira Hassan



  • 65500 Harm Reduction at the Intersection of Policy, Program, & Clinical Practice

Job experience

  • Director of the Young Women’s Empowerment Project
  • Founder and principle consultant for Just Practice - a project for  activists, movement builders, community members, and non-profit workers who want to deepen their harm reduction skills and transformative justice practices

Fields of Special Interest

  • Harm Reduction
  • Youth Organizing
  • Trauma Informed Work
  • Homeless & Street Youth           
  • LGBT Youth      
  • Popular Education
  • Leadership Development           
  • Sex Trade/Work 
  • Teaching & Facilitation
  • Transformative Justice              
  • Curriculum Development
  • Participatory Research

Publications or presentations

  • Keynote Speaker, Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training [GIFT] “Strategies for Funding Revolutionary Work” (July 2014)
  • “Funding the Unpopular” Queer Dreams, Non-Profit Blues (2013)
  • “Harm Reduction in the Milieu” Illinois Consortium on Youth (2013)