Dessa Cosma-King Social Justice Activist

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Dessa Cosma-King is a life long social justice activist with experience in the women’s rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental and disability justice movements.  She is the Michigan Program Director for Center for Progressive Leadership/Social Justice Leadership. In her role, she recruits budding and seasoned progressive leaders and facilitates comprehensive political leadership trainings for those that want to be better social justice organizers and advocates and for those that want to manage campaigns or run for office.

Dessa is a proud Little person, who uses her experience with a disability to challenge ableist thinking and action. She has undergraduate degrees in Women’s Studies, Anthropology and International Affairs from the University of Georgia, as well as a Masters in Social Justice fromMarygrove College in Detroit.  She lives in Michigan with her partner, Ryan, and writes for, a women’s blog dedicated to the powerful stories of women living in Detroit.