Ajmal Alami

From KeyWiki
Jump to: navigation, search

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.[1]

Labour connection


In September 2019, YDSA’s former co-chair Ajmal Alami attended the British Labour Party conference with YDSA Co-chair Kristen Cervero and former DSA NPC member Christian Bowe.

They met Labour MP John McDonnell.

Young Democratic Socialists@VT Closed Facebook Group

Virginia Tech Young Democratic Socialists Closed Facebook Group, as of June 2, 2017;[2]



  • Ajmal Alami

YDS leadership

Democratic Socialists of America Momentum Endorses Michelle Denise Fisher and Ajmal Alami for 2017-19 Young Democratic Socialists (YDS) Co-Chairs.

  • With our endorsement of Ajmal and Michelle, we aim to keep building a stronger relationship with YDS and develop its leaders.

Metro DC DSA Public Facbook group

Members of the Metro DC Democratic Socialists of America, public Facebook group, as of March 12, 2017 included Ajmal Alami.[4]

2018-19 leadership


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.

Editorial team

The Stacks Editorial team December 2018

Ella Mahony, John Speranza, Ajmal Alami, Rachel Johnson, Andrej Markovcic, Zoe Holden, Stephen Gose.[5]

The Call

The Call, 2018 contributing editors included Ajmal Alami.

DSA At-Large Delegate list

DSA At-Large Delegates, 2019 Convention included Ajmal Alami Virginia.