Racial Justice Strategist & Coach (Consultant)
v.k. sharma is a Brown queer non-binary facilitator, visionary, strategist, writer, designer, uncle, and auntie. They are a former high school social science teacher and community organizer passionate about cultivating care, joy, (un)learning, healing, and interdependence.
In their recent role with Connecticut Students for a Dream, they managed a paid fellowship program for undocumented immigrant youth to develop facilitation skills and to lead professional development workshops and public programming for educators.
v.k. is a co-founder of the Connecticut UndocuFund, a mutual aid collective that raised and distributed over a quarter million dollars to local immigrant households impacted by COVID-19 and the People’s Saturday School, an abolitionist popular education collective. They were a co-curator of the 2021 digital series Homoland Security: Come In, Gurl! archiving and celebrating the past decade of queer undocumented political art and cultural organizing.
v.k. was born and raised in a Punjabi Hindu Savarna (or upper caste) immigrant family in the Greater Hartford area and is a 2016 graduate from the University of Connecticut.