Casira Copes joined the ACLU of Delaware in December of 2022. Growing up in New Castle County, she obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Advertising & Public Relations from RIT.
After some years spent working abroad in Italy and England, she returned to Delaware and immediately became highly involved in the nonprofit sector. Formerly the Communications & Development Officer at Delaware Humanities, her work has included platforming east coast activists from the surrounding cities and advocating for LGBTQ+ programming in the humanities.
Casira’s work is motivated by her passions for racial justice and queer community-building. She has led community conversations on racial equity in Delaware as a trained facilitator for the YWCA’s Racial & Social Justice program, volunteered for the Bisexual Resource Center, and worked on the planning committee of the National Humanities Conference to advocate for more inclusive practices that welcome marginalized speakers and attendees.
Casira is currently obtaining her Master’s degree in Social Justice and Community Action. When she’s not hard at work, she enjoys gaming, crochet, writing, cooking, and traveling.