Founder, We Protect Us
Nupol Kiazolu is a powerhouse in the field of activism, from being on the front lines of the Charlottesville protests to taping “Do I look suspicious?” behind her hoodie in the wake of Travyon Martin’s death. Ms. Kiazolu is an award-winning Civil Rights Activist, Organizer, Miss Liberia USA, and proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She lends her spirit, expertise and voice to her organization, We Protect Us, to empower disenfranchised Black and Brown communities through mutual-aid, education, violence prevention services and sustainable resources. The Brooklynite has been a leading voice among Generation Z, focusing on civil rights, domestic and sexual violence, and homelessness. When Ms. Kiazolu is not at Hampton University, striving to obtain her BA in Political Science, she is being recognized by Forbes, Seventeen Magazine and The New York Times. The multi-hyphenate is also the first HBCU student to be a part of Teen Vogue’s 21 under 21 list. When she is not on the frontlines, you can catch her reading Kindred by Octavia E. Butler, beautifying her friends with makeup and cooking Cassava leaves.