Alex Y. Ding

Arts and Culture Reporter, The Real Chi


Alex Y. Ding is an organizer, filmmaker, and journalist based in Chicago. She is a Fellow at Siskel/Jacobs Productions, where she supports feature-length projects No Small Matter and The Road Up. Alex previously completed fellowships at City Bureau, Dalai Lama Fellows, and In These Times. In May 2018, Alex completed a bachelor’s thesis ethnography on environmental racism and state violence on Chicago’s Near South Side. Prior to that, Alex served on the steering committees of #CareNotCops and National Prison Divestment Campaign, and has organized in Chicago around racial and economic justice for four years. Alex received a B.A. in Race and Ethnic Studies and Anthropology from the University of Chicago.