"Introduction to Black feminism"
Tuesday, August 15 at 8:30 PM
Created for Black August Practice Group.
Sendolo Diaminah August 15, 2017;
- Black people! Tonight my beloved sister Adrienne Maree Brown is leading a web discussion about Black Feminism as part of a series of Black August political education sessions hosted by Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and BOLD.
Those expressing interest on Facebook included Taja Lindley.
Community Voices Heard Staff, 2017: Juanita Lewis, Henry Serrano, Sarah Thomason, Diego Gerena-Quinones, Michelle Perez, Vincent Villano, Talia Schank, Sondra Youdelman, Jenny Loeb, Taja Lindley, Mo George.
Taja Lindley is a recent graduate from New York University's Gallatin School of Individualized Study where she designed her own major, concentrating in Public Policy and Knowledge Production with a focus on Women of Color. Her academic work troubled the notion of the "expert," especially as it relates to policy, to include "experience-as-expertise" and to ensure that traditionally and currently marginalized communities are included in the policy-making process. She has three years of policy experience with various non-profits, research institutes and on Capitol Hill concerning federal and state legislation affecting general health disparities, reproductive justice and immigration. Before coming to CVH, Taja participated in a year-long human rights fellowship, funded by Third Millennium Foundation, where she had an opportunity to work with a grassroots women's organization in Ghana to address gender-based issues such as sexual and reproductive health, witchcraft allegations and disinheritance. Taja joins CVH as the inaugural Gail Aska Policy and Research Fellow, and is bringing her skills and perspective to CVH to support the organization's economic justice work as it relates to welfare, workforce development and anti-poverty policy, research and organizing.