2018 Team

janaya khan (future)

janaya khan AKA future

Los Angeles, CA

  • 2017
  • Fellow

janaya khan is the Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Canada and has become a leading voice in the global crusade demanding social transformation, justice, and equality. Known as future within the BLM movement, khan is a Black, queer, gender-nonconforming activist, staunch Afrofuturist, boxer, and social justice educator. Khan’s dedication and bold approach to social justice work has created opportunities to contribute to academic and frontline community dialogue engaging audiences on the global impacts of the BLM movement. An accomplished lecturer and author, their writings have been featured in The Feminist Wire, The Root, Huffington Post Black Voices, and Al Jazeera.

janaya currently resides in Los Angeles as the organization director of Gender Justice LA.