Speaker Profile

Karen Ali

Karen Ali, Human Rights Coalition and Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike. Karen is a former welfare recipient and a former welfare caseworker. She spoke in Harrisburg during the 40 Days of Action by the Pennsylvania Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival about her experiences fighting for her husband who is incarcerated for life. Karen has been fighting for her husband for 48 years. Omar Askia Ali was framed for a crime he had no involvement in and tried twice by an all-white jury.