Zoe Rawson

Director of Youth and Community Justice
Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network
Los Angeles, California

Zoë has worked alongside youth and community as a counselor, advocate and activist for over 20 years. In Los Angeles, she has supported grassroots organizing campaigns as a civil rights attorney challenging the school-to-prison-pipeline and mass incarceration of communities of color. Her work focuses on addressing issues of structural racism and the treatment of Black and Brown youth in the juvenile and criminal system. Zoë currently works with the Arts for Incarcerated Youth Network supporting their policy advocacy and Youth Arts Liberation and Leadership program. She is also a teaching artist with artworxLA. Zoë believes that everyone is creative and that art is a critical vehicle to explore our social and political environments and to challenge injustices.