IRAAS presents our
ANNUAL ZORA NEALE HURSTON LECTURE
“BLACK GIRL VISION: Intergenerational Movement Building for Race & Gender Equity”
JOANNE N. SMITH, MSW.
Founder & Executive Director- Girls for Gender Equity (GGE)
Barnard College – Barnard Hall
James Room- 4th Floor
3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Joanne N. Smith
Joanne N. Smith, founder and Executive Director, moves Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) closer to its mission through strategic advocacy, development, and leadership cultivation. Ms. Smith is a Haitian-American social worker born in NY. A staunch human rights advocate, Smith is co-chair of the nation's first Young Women's Initiative for girls of color in NYC, co-chair of the Expert Advisory Council to Ending Girls’ Incarceration. She serves as a steering committee member of Black Girl Movement and a Movement Maker with Move to End Violence -a 10-year initiative designed to strengthen the collective capacity to end gender based violence in the United States. Smith is featured on the summer 2016 Gender Justice issue of YES! Magazine sharing her experience of intersectional feminism. Joanne is an alumna of Hunter Graduate School of Social Work and Columbia Institute for Nonprofit Management. She has co-authored Hey Shorty: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Public Schools and on the Streets. Girls for Gender Equity's work to combat sexual harassment in schools is featured in the 2014 documentary Anita: Speak Truth to Power. Smith resides in Brooklyn, NY. More information about Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) may be found at ggenyc.org.
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Institute for Research on Women, Gender and Sexualities at Columbia University
Center for Gender and Sexuality Law at Columbia University