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Advisory Board



Tatiana Bejar
Gender Justice Committee Organizer, Restaurant Opportunities Center NY (ROCNY)

Tatiana works primarily with Latino immigrants in the service industry and seeks to improve conditions for workers who experience gender inequality.


Hyun Kyung Chung
Union Theological Seminary

Hyun Kyung is a theologian working with the Presbyterian Church of Korea, specializing in feminist and women’s issues.


Gail Cooper
Vice President of Programs at the National Council for Research on Women (NCRW)

NCRW is a network of leading university and community-based researchers, and policy, advocacy, and business leadership centers dedicated to advancing rights and opportunities for women and girls.


Sayantani DasGupta
Co-Chair of the University Seminar in Narrative, Health and Social Justice at Columbia University and a faculty member of the Master’s in Narrative Medicine program

Sayantani is an MD/MPH who writes about gender and race in illness narratives, health, and media treatment of body images.


Michelle Fine
Researcher and professor in the Social/Personality Psychology Program at City University of New York (CUNY)

Michelle’s research focuses on community development in relation to youth and young adults; women’s studies; and social justice.


Radiah Harper
Vice Director, Education and Program Development at the Brooklyn Museum

Formerly Director of Education and Program Development at Weeksville Heritage Center, Radiah has rich experience in arts administration with a focus on African American history, activism, and education.


Linda Hirshman
Lawyer, pundit, feminist, and author

Linda is the author of Victory: The Triumphant Gay Revolution; Get to Work: A Manifesto For Women of the World; The Woman’s Guide to Law School; and Hard Bargains: The Politics of Sex.


Lakeshia Hudson
Former grantmaker, advisor, and consultant passionate about helping leaders grow their organizations in a sustainable manner

In Lakeshia’s 10 years in program development, she has launched thought-leadership initiatives and programs for such nonprofits as the New York Women’s Foundation, GEMS (Girls Education and Mentoring Services), Legal Aid, and the Brooklyn Young Mother’s Collective. An art and (interior) design enthusiast, Lakeshia is thrilled to combine her many passions to support this project.


Chaumtoli Huq
Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School

Chaumtoli’s scholarship and expertise lies in labor and employment rights for low-wage workers. She founded, Law@theMargins, and blogs at Follow her @lawatmargins.


Gloria Jacobs
Journalist, author, and feminist activist

Jacobs was most recently the Executive Director of the Feminist Press at the City University of New York, and was, for many years, the Executive Editor of Ms. Magazine.


Tiloma Jayasinghe
Executive Director of Sakhi, an anti-domestic-violence organization that works with the South Asian community in the New York metropolitan area.


Emily May
Co-founder and Executive Director of Hollaback!, a network of local activists around the world working to end street harassment.


Elissa Blount Moorhead
Independant Curator, Professor at Parsons/Cooper Hewitt Design Studies MA

Elissa strives to provide new creative platforms in contemporary art.


Tina Reynolds
Founder of Women On the Rise Telling Her Story (WORTH)

WORTH is an advocacy/consultant group comprising currently and formerly incarcerated women who have the expertise and understanding to engage, navigate, and challenge policy and perceptions concerning incarcerated women.


Pamela Shifman
Director of Initiative for Girls and Women at the NoVo Foundation

Pamela leads NoVo efforts to end violence against women and empower adolescent girls. She has worked for the human rights of girls and women for the last 20 years including as a Child Protection Advisor at UNICEF, the Co-Executive Director of Equality Now, and as a Legal Advisor to the ANC Parliamentary Women’s Caucus in South Africa.


Arthur Strimling
Founder and former Artistic Director of Roots & Branches, a multi-generational theater group

Arthur Strimling is the Founding Artistic Director of Roots&Branches Theater, a 25-year old intergenerational ensemble of elder and young actors (ages 60-90 and 18-30). He is also a maggid or Jewish Storyteller, whose solo works have been presented at the Public Theatre, the Jewish Museum, the 92nd Street Y and across the country. He co-edited Mitzvah Stories, which was nominated for a National Jewish Book Award. This is Arthur’s third collaboration with Suzanne Lacy.


Deb Tolman
Professor of Social Welfare and Psychology at The Hunter College School of Social Work and The Graduate Center of The City University of New York

Deb is the co-founder of SPARK (Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge), an organization committed to creating the enabling conditions for healthy sexuality by pushing back on media sexualization of girls and young women.


Dior Vargas
Board member at the Third Wave Foundation

With Women Occupying Wall Street, Dior organized the first Feminist General Assembly in New York City. She works full time as a Production Manager of International Digital Operations at NOOK Media.