Abdi Ali ‘13, a history major and President’s Medalist at Denison, has been nominated for 2021 Black Excellence Award from The Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.

Adrian Madaro, Ali’s state representative noted,” Last year, Abdi created the Eastie Anti-Racism Coalition, a grassroots community group advancing equity and racial justice work in East Boston. Since then, he has helped increase civic engagement on issues of racial justice by heightening awareness of legislative efforts and community affairs impacting Black and Indigenous communities and communities of color.

“Abdi is a compassionate leader who invites people to take action to further equity, fairness and justice. Abdi is a proud Somali immigrant and refugee, and he embodies the very best of East Boston. Congratulations, Abdi, and thanks for all you do for our community!

March 2, 2021