Biography: 
Shahana Hanif is a Brooklyn-born Bangladeshi performance artist, storyteller, disability justice activist, and community organizer rooted in immigrant rights and representation, affordable housing, and language access. She spearheaded CAAAV: Organizing Asian Communities’ public housing organizing program through which she builds grassroots community power of low-income, limited English proficient, immigrant Bangladeshi, Korean, and Chinese tenants. Shahana has developed a Bangla social justice language bank resource guide used by Bengali youth and those working with Bangladeshi immigrants.