Ajmal Alami is a Virginia activist. He is an organizer in Appalachia where he attends school at Virginia Tech and where he founded his YDSA chapter in fall of 2016. He grew up in Northern Virginia where his family lives and arrived in America after being displaced by the Soviet-Afghan war.
Ajmal has primarily organized around sweatshop labor divestment in solidarity with workers in the global south against economic imperialism, organized childcare workers for CSEA throughout the state of New York, helped his YDSA chapter mobilize students in forcing a neo-nazi teaching assistant out of teaching, and is currently working on campus living wage work in tandem with College For All with his YDSA chapter. Ajmal also served a term as YDSA’s co-chair from 2017-2018 before he was re-elected for 2018-2019.
Young Democratic Socialists@VT Closed Facebook Group
- Ajmal Alami
- With our endorsement of Ajmal and Michelle, we aim to keep building a stronger relationship with YDS and develop its leaders.
- Ajmal Alami, Virginia Tech Young Democratic Socialists (Blacksburg, VA)
- Michelle Denise Fisher, Wesleyan Democratic Socialists (Middletown, CT)
Metro DC DSA Public Facbook group
Newly elected Young Democratic Socialists of America national officers (L–R): Matthew Wolfsen, Ga. Tech; Eliott Geary, U. Tn.-Chattanooga; Ajmal Alami, Va. Tech-Blacksburg; Amelia Blair-Smith, Carleton College, Northfield MN; Sebastian Uchida Chavez, City College of NY; and national staffer Anna Bonomo.
The Stacks Editorial team December 2018
The Call, 2018 contributing editors included Ajmal Alami.