Name: Qurratulain “Q” Sajid
Title: Senior Director of Public Affairs
“When you get these jobs that you have been so brilliantly trained for, just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. If you have some power, then your job is to empower somebody else.” - Ms. Toni Morrison
Q has led many “lives” in professionalized and grassroots movement as a narrative strategist, resource mobilizer, and policy advocate. Within their role at NCG, Q will be centering racial equity to align our policy and narrative strategies. She is excited to lead the brilliant communications and policy teams towards strategies that shift material conditions and build power for marginalized communities.
Before joining NCG, Q worked on multiple policy advocacy issues including: housing justice, transit equity, climate justice, disability justice, and Trans liberation. For over 10 years, she has served nonprofits in the Bay Area to build narrative power and create pathways for collective liberation. She has a keen eye for co-envisioning the possibilities and joy inherent in resource redistribution and wealth reclamation work.
Q graduated with a Masters in Social Work in Community Organizing and Management. Q eagerly serves as a board member for HEART. Their deepest forms of knowledge extend outside of the classroom over South Asian brunch, in somatic grief circles, improv spaces, and near Lake Merritt/Lake Michigan.