Voqal knows that taking risks with innovative, progressive ideas is necessary to advance social change. The Voqal Fellowship is an investment in people as individuals and budding entrepreneurs; a talent accelerator aimed at giving those often overlooked by traditional funders a chance to enact their visions at center stage. In this month’s 2020 Voqal Fellowship spotlight, we take a look at one of those individuals, Alison Roh Park, and her project Urbanity.
Park’s project, Urbanity, is a new social platform for urban Asian Americans who want to see, share, and rank content that reflects their communities, histories, and identities.
Park is a long time community organizer, artist, activist, and strategist using media, communications, and culture to advance social justice across movements and communities in New York City, Texas, Alaska, California, Florida, and more. She is a Pushcart-nominated poet and teaches about race, media, and culture through Asian American Studies at Hunter College.
She has spoken, organized, and created on these topics locally and internationally for almost two decades. Park is a self-taught artist and has worked alongside hip hop pioneers and internationally recognized artists. Park founded Urbanity to innovate solutions and disrupt silos across different approaches, institutions, and communities in the urban ecosystem, all working towards a common goal of transforming our society through social justice and cultural change.
You can learn more about the Voqal Fellowship and the rest of this year’s cohort on our fellowships page.