Ditra Edwards is the Co-founder and Director for SISTA FIRE. She is a Black woman born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, with over 20 years of experience working on racial and economic justice issues. The theme that runs through all of her work is making connections between people, their values and vision, and the change they want to bring about. Because of this, she believes in a people-centered approach to changing structural conditions and building community power.
In 2017, Ditra won the Rhode Island Foundation Innovation Fellowship to start SISTA Fire. SISTA Fire stems from a vision of building a movement for social, political, and economic transformation that centers the leadership of womyn of color in Rhode Island. In addition to her work with SISTA FIRE RI, Ditra provides support to grassroots organizations, alliances, and networks through strategy development, capacity building, training, and technical assistance.