Sasanka Jinadasa serves as CURE’s Manager, Equity Strategy and Training. In this role, Sasanka develops and facilitates racial equity organizational change strategies, trainings and dialogues.
An advocate and educator working to end the oppression and criminalization of people who experience social stigma and state violence, Sasanka’s work centers black and brown people, queer and trans people, women and femmes. Prior to consulting, Sasanka served as the Community Engagement and Technical Assistance Manager at HIPS, where they trained 1000+ individuals on sex work, drug use, harm reduction, and gender including social workers, health departments, college classes, staff, interns and volunteers through multi-session trainings, conference workshops, and coaching. Sasanka graduated from Harvard University with a bachelor’s in Women, Gender and Sexuality with a concentration in African American Studies.