Founder and Director, Citizen Tasmania
Grace Akosua Williams is a creative cultural practitioner driving transformational change at the intersection of social justice and social innovation. A multifaceted social entrepreneur, her multidisciplinary approach spans human rights law, political economy, cultural heritage and film. As founder and director of Citizen Tasmania, she works to improve resettlement outcomes for migrants and refugees, by helping them shift from surviving to thriving. Williams has presented internationally on the importance of engaging communities and empowering activism. In 2022 she was selected as an Echoing Green Global Fellow, for the New York based global social innovation organisation which supports proximate social impact leaders. A We Are Family Foundation 2021 Youth Frontliner, Williams was awarded two Tasmanian Human Rights awards for her work in film and community development. She was recently published by Oxford University Press, Australian Quarterly and Black Inc.