Stoop Participants



AF3IRM is committed to militant movement-building from the United States and effects change through grassroots organizing, trans-ethnic alliance building education, advocacy and direct action.

Stoop Leader: Olivia Canlas

Participants: Helen Guzman, Gebar Abreha, Erica Lim, Seema Sabnani, Leilani Montes


Ana Silvia Fernandez

Immigrant, Dominican men and women sit to unpack their culture’s treatment of woman as a national symbol and matriarch while simultaneously silencing and subjugating them. This conversation will occur in Spanish.

Stoop Leader: Ana Silvia Fernandez

Participants: Iris Gonzalez, Geordany Gonzalez, Jorge Gonzalez, Diogenes Fernandez, Ruth Peña


The Arts Effect NYC
Stoop Leader: Charlotte Arnoux

Participants: Celia Babini, Maya Blake, Alexa Caban, Martine Fernandez, Sophie Hearn, Kendra Jain, Mira Maxwell


Asian/Pacific/American Institute

The Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU brings together accomplished scholars, community builders, and artists from New York City and beyond in interactive forums, reflection, and new research.

Stoop Leader: Minh-Ha T. Pham

Participants: Eva Hageman, Sharon Heijin Lee, Christina Moon, Shauna Sweeney


Barrier Free Living Survivors Speaker Bureau

Stoop leader: Theresa Mcintosh

Participants: Emar, Lakisha, Gail, Tayan, Pat


BlackGirl Summit

Women of color working in creative arts promoting continuous dialogue around gender identity, race politics, pop culture, art and revolution.

Stoop leader: Morgan Parker

Participants: Rio Cortez, DeLana R.A. Dameron, Jade Foster, Cereus Arts, Montana Ray, Jyll Hubbard-Salk


Black Women’s Blueprint

Stoop Leaders: Farah Tanis & Michelle Loga Odom

Participants: Naimah Johnson, Camilla McKenzie, Monique John & Fayne Brown



Stoop Leader: Ishita Srivastava

Participants: Dana Variano, Tierney Gleason, Fivel Rothberg, Nadia Rasul



Stoop Leader: Dana Ben-Ari

Participants: Ayelet Kaznelson, Kerrigan Kessler, Alexandra Ben-Abba, Erika Sasson


Brooklyn Historical Society: Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations

Crossing Borders, Bridging Generations examines the history and experiences of mixed-heritage people and families, cultural hybridity, race, ethnicity, and identity.

Stoop Leader: Nayantara Sen

Participants: Leina Bocar, Emily Pinkowitz, Manissa McCleave Maharawal, April Reynosa, Emily Potter-Ndiaye, Jeanmarie Theobalds


Brooklyn Movement Center

Brooklyn Movement Center is bringing together organizations and residents to come up with community-wide solutions to tackle street harassment and gender violence in Stuyvesant Heights.

Stoop Leader: Laurel Girvan

Participants: Anthonine Pierre, Veralyn Williams, Amaka Okechukwu, zakia henderson-brown, Kristen Maye, Shaunee Morgan, Na’ilah Amaru, Tiffany Washington


Brownstone Brooklyn Men on a Stoop
Stoop Leader: Lawson Shadburn

Participants: Mike Gross, Stuart Garber, Bruce Markow, Steven Flax


CAIR New York (The Council on American Islamic Relations of New York)

Stoop Leader: Sahar Al Sahlani

Participants: Sahar Al Sahlani


Chinese Staff and Workers Association (Ain’t I A Woman)

Chinese Staff and Workers’ Association (member of the Ain’t I a Woman!? Campaign) is in response to the multiple barriers of race, gender, age, and immigration status that often compound exploitation. We emphasize developing leadership and bridging the divides among working people in NYC’s Chinatowns and beyond.

Stoop Leader: –

Participants: Sarah Ahn, Wendy Cheung, Jei Fong, Josephine Lee, and Mika Nagasaki


Chloë Bass

Chloë Bass is a Brooklyn based artist and public practitioner who creates conceptual works dealing with the everyday. Learn more about her at

Stoop Leader: Chloë Bass

Participants: Erica Mapp, Ivy Castellanos, Laura Rocha Nakazawa, Lauren Silbert, Krystal Banzon


The Church of New Beginnings

The Church of New Beginnings is a non-denominational house of worship dedicated to the ministry of Jesus Christ. New Beginnings’ ministry emphasizes a personal relationship with The Divine, in communion with commitments to justice and community longevity.

Stoop Leader: Emerald Carter

Participants: Safiya Bandele, Rev. Elizabeth Butler, Marye Dean Esq., Cheryl Davis, Olaronke Akinmowo


City Harvest

City Harvest’s work rescuing food for hungry New Yorkers is complemented by programs that address longer-term issues that surround hunger in New York City.

Stoop Leader: Katherine Kim

Participants: Minerva Delgado, Alane Celeste-Villalvir, Dr. Melony Samuels


Center for Family Life Cooperative Business Incubation Program

Stoop Leader: Emma Yorra

Participants: Angelina Cazares, Irma Casco, Monica Valerio


College and Community Fellowship: Theater for Social Change

Theater for Social Change performs original material based on ensemble members’ life stories and experiences with the criminal justice system and reentry.

Stoop Leader: Elizabeth Mirarchi

Participants: Teronia Campbell, Selina Fulford, Katherine Jennings, Alesa Simmons


Dominican Women’s Development Center

Non profit organization who identified the need for Latinas to seek solutions to systemic problems affecting their families and community, such as sexism and discrimination, high housing costs, low-achieving schools, high dropout rates, limited access to health care services, attacks on reproductive rights, high teenage pregnancy, and high poverty rates.

Stoop Leader: Katherine Diaz

Participants: Stephanie Diaz, Darlene Checo, Yakaira Paula, Melanie Correa, Mirna Hago, Mariluz Calderon



The Dreamers, Undocumented youth leaders fighting to change our country’s broken immigration system.

Stoop Leader: Lucia Allain

Participants: Rocio, Sarai and Katherine


Elixher Magazine

ELIXHER is an award-winning online magazine. It is your go-to resource for all things empowering, thought-provoking, and pertinent to the Black female queer community and experience. You’ll find news, uplifting profiles, local events, political commentary, personal reflections, and more.

Stoop Leader: Kimberley McLeod, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, ELIXHER

Participants: Charla Harlow, The Harlow Project; Mikayla Brown, ELIXHER; Stephanie Friot, Diaspora Community Services


Elizabeth Sackler “A World Behind Bars”

Description coming soon.

Stoop Leader: Elizabeth Sackler

Participants: Beth Hribar, Rachel Louise Snyder, JoAnne Tucker


Families For Freedom (FFF)

FFF is a human rights organization and a defense network by and for immigrants facing and fighting deportation.

Stoop Leader: Cindy Martinez

Participants: Frances Davila, Evelia Ilaraz, Kathleen McArdle, Cindy Martinez



Description coming soon.

Stoop Leader: Syreeta McFadden

Participants: Mara Jebsen, Casey Rocheteau, Soraya Membreno, Erin Gleason, Sarah VanWettering



FIERCE is a membership-based organization building the leadership and power of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth of color in New York City.

Stoop Leader: Krystal Portalatin

Participants: Jah’dae Ross, Nico Fonseca, Karen Hall, Junior Melendez


Stoop Leader: Sara Angevine

Participants: Lisa Chauveron, Dina Miller, Nichole Shippen, Yelena Kalinsky, Leah Rae Zimmerman, Nichole Hallberg


Girls Against God

A new feminist arts magazine published by Capricious.

Stoop Leader: Anne Sherwood Pundyk, Co-Editor

Participants: Anika Sabin, Capricious; Johanna Constantine, Future Feminist; Bryn McKay, Artist, Writer, Healer


Girls for Gender Equity

Girls for Gender Equity (GGE) is an intergenerational grassroots organization committed to the physical, psychological, social, and economic development of girls and women.

Stoop Leader: Nefertiti Martin

Participants: Natasha Adams, Deesha Narichania, Nathania Lewis, Joanne Smith


Girls Write Now

Girls Write Now provides guidance and support to aspiring teen writers from NYC’s public high schools by placing them in mentoring relationships with professional women writers.

Stoop Leader: Rebecca Haverson

Participants: Sade Swift, Amanda Day McCullough, Samantha Carlin, Natalia Vargas-Caba


Groundswell: Voices Her’d Visionaries

Groundswell: Voices Her’d Visionaries is a special program for young women who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to Groundswell and a potential for leadership.

Stoop Leader: Daonne Huff
Participants: Safiyyah Wilkerson, Ariyana Judge, Kaianna Griffith, Alejea Ernest


Hand in Hand: the Domestic Employers Association and Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
Stoop Leader: Sue Lob

Participants: Betsey McGee, Donna Schneiderman, Abby Drach, Gayle Kirshenbaum, Chaumtoli Huq



Hollaback is a movement to end street harassment powered by a network of local activists around the world. We work together to better understand street harassment, to ignite public conversations, and to develop innovative strategies to ensure equal access to public spaces.

Stoop Leader: Emily May

Participants: Debjani Roy, Jae Cameron, Stacy Bullard, David Beasley


Immigrant Movement International

Movement International is a community educational space in Corona,
Queens that explores artivist practices and envisions a different legal
reality for human migration.

Stoop Leader: Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz, Public Programs Fellow Queens Museum

Participants: Marisa Campiz, Rosi Anzurez, Daisy Chabla, Monica Flores, Joanna Guillen


Jasmine Wahi Contemporary

As a curator, Jasmine Wahi’s mission is to utilize the power of contemporary art to foster education, understanding, and engagement about both art and social issues, injustices, and strengths.

Stoop Leader: Jasmine Wahi

Participants: Jaishri Abichandani, Carrie Mae Rose, Swati Khurana, Alexis Callender


Jogakbo (Peace Making Dialogue Group between North and South Korean Women)
Stoop Leader: Hyunkyung Chung

Participants: Mikang Yang, Yunseong Kim, Sister Josepha


Stoop Leader: Shine Shin

Participants: Jeeyun Hong, Hyemee Back, Yujung Kwon, Jonghaeng Kangyee


Stoop Leader: Jinkang Park

Participants: Hyojeong Nam, Misun Jin, Hayelin choi, John Kim


Stoop Leader: Woobeen Lee

Participants: Yeon Ryu, Sojung Lee, Seoyeon Je, Yena Kim


Kate Dries’ group
Stoop Leader: Kate Dries, Editorial Assistant,

Participants: Carolanne Fried, Maya Bradford, Lauren Ellsworth, Alexander Ruff, Hayley Karl


Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
Stoop Leader: Maureen E. Ruprecht Fadem

Participants: Zanib Ahmad, Brittany Harrington, Dalila Mendez, and Diana Sanchez


Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
Stoop Leader: Michelle Billies, Joanna Alvarez

Participants: Kadri Bey, Shante Campbell, Asad Dandia, Dawn Medina, Adriana Mendoza, Latoya Nanga, Adrianna Quacinella, Monica Vega


The Laundromat Project

The Laundromat Project amplifies the creativity that already exists within communities by using arts and culture to build community networks, solve problems, and enhance our sense of ownership in the places where we live, work, and grow.

Stoop Leader: Maya Valladares

Participants: Kristin Scarola, Reya Sehgal, Anastasia Taketomo, Colette Perold, Alessandra De Almeida


Lower Eastside Girls Club

The Lower Eastside Girls Club was founded in 1996 to address the historic lack of services available to girls and young women on the Lower East Side.

Stoop Leader: Samantha Waite

Participants: Jenny Dembrow, Jennifer Sugg, Christine Sanchez, Nova Bajamonti, Yangzom Dolma, Guissaury Castillo


Man Up Campaign: Stop Violence Against Women

We believe in the power of peer-to-peer learning, and the value of experienced practitioners and educators working with youth to change the
face of violence against women.

Stoop Leader: Jimmie Briggs

Participants: Fred Sullivan, Alphonzo Terrell, Johnathan Escoffery, Damion Mandela Wongsang


Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Stoop Leader: Kim Russell

Participants: Wendy Szymanski, Dara Sicherman, Yvette Heyliger, Marie Delus, John Philip, Jenny Lando


National Center for Creative Aging
Stoop Leader: Susan Perlstein, Founder


National Mobilization Against SweatShops

Description coming soon.

Stoop Leader: Tosh Anderson

Participants: Yolanda Donato, Louise Velez, Carmen Andrade, Sonia Rivera, Lili Cisneros, Sophie Debenedetto


New Alternatives

New Alternatives for LGBT Homeless Youth aims to increase the self-sufficiency of homeless LGBT youth to enable them to “go beyond” the shelter system.

Stoop Leader: Rachel Priebe


New Negress Film Society

The New Negress Film Society is a core collective of black woman filmmakers whose priority is to create community and spaces for exhibition, support, and consciousness-raising.

Stoop Leader: Jatovia Gary, Co-Founder

Participants: Nevline Nnaji, Laurie Thomas


New York Asian Women’s Center

The New York Asian Women’s Center helps women and their children overcome domestic violence and other forms of abuse by empowering them to govern their own lives.

Stoop Leader: Vineeta Kapahi, Volunteer Coordinator


New Yorkers Against Gun Violence
Stoop Leader: Leah Barrett

Participants: Shaina Harrison, Ashleigh Harrison, Shativea Hamilton, Ruby-Beth Buitekant


Open University, Brooklyn
Stoop Leader: Mary Taylor, Melissa Garcia, Dominique Hernandez, Razeen Zaman

Participants: Mary Taylor, Francisca Benitez, Razeen Zaman, Dominique Hernandez, Melissa Garcia


Park Place: Residents

Long-term residents of Prospect Heights.

Stoop Leader: Mary Dale Roth

Participants: Phyllis Brody, Meg Starr or Matt Myer, Den Gordon, Rosemary Palms, Patricia Glynn, Rhoda Westerman-Hill


The Peculiar Kind

The Peculiar Kind is a web series that candidly explores the lives and experiences of queer women of color with eye-opening and unscripted conversations.

Stoop Leader: Caneisha Haynes

Participants: Sasha Ahuja, Lauren Decerbo, Sara Hart, Lee Bullitt, Alexis Casson, Jet Toomer


The Performers group organized by Bed Stuy STooPs
Stoop Leader: Kendra Ross, Angelica Falcinelli

Participants: Adaku Utah, Laura Thompson, Stephanie Siegel, Autumn Scoggan, Nia Austin Edwards, Ziedah Diata, Sarah East Johnson


Project for Empty Space

Project For Empty Space is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to bringing socially engaged and participatory projects to a multitude of communities through the utilization of abandoned and unusual urban spaces.

Stoop Leader: Meenakshi Thirukode

Participants: Jaret Vadera, Mike Estabrook, Richard Lovejoy, Rob Smith, Andres Marquez


The Public Science Project

Committed to the expanding the ‘right to research’ The Public Science Projects collaborates with communities in schools, prisons, community-based organizations, and public institutions to design and conduct research, practice, and policy aimed at interrupting injustice.

Stoop Leader: María Elena Torre

Participants: Caitllin Cahill, Madeline Fox, Sarah Zeller-Berkman, Wanda Acosta


The Puki Parade

The Puki Parade is an international feminist performance troupe that explores the hidden in history to make manifest ‘herstory’.

Stoop Leader: Reynolds

Participants: Judy Sky, Valerie Roux, Marguerite Van Cook, Yolande Hunter-Johnson, Hasan Johnson


Regeneración Childcare Collective

Regeneración Childcare NYC participates in child-raising as a form of resistance that builds radical communities and relationships.

Stoop Leader: Bhavana Nancherla

Participants: Alejandro Varela, Audrea Lim, Bhavana Nancherla, Diana Warwin, Kiran Kaur Bains, RJ Maccani


Reproductive Health Access Project

Regeneración Childcare NYC participates in child-raising as a form of resistance that builds radical communities and relationships.

Stoop Leader: Lisa Maldonado

Participants: Rosann Mariappuram, Alexandra Regas, Natasha Miller, Tiffany Cook


Restaurant Opportunities Center of New York (ROC-NY)

ROC-NY is dedicated to winning improved wages and working conditions for restaurant workers and raising public recognition of restaurant workers’ contributions to New York.

Stoop Leader: Tatiana Bejar

Participants: Dina Cedano, Ingrid Romero, Carlos Tenemea, Kevin Park, Maritza Cazares, Vivian Spruill, Angela Piril


Sadie Nash Leadership Project

Sadie Nash Leadership Project provides award-winning leadership education programs for more than 500 low-income young women annually from across NYC and Newark, NJ. Our mission is to strengthen, empower, and equip young women as agents for change in their lives and in the world. By increasing the participation of women in leadership roles, Sadie Nash seeks to question and redefine the nature of leadership and to promote perspectives and practices that are cooperative, accountable, ethical, and effective.

Stoop Leader: Michelina Ferrara

Participants: Young women of Sadie Nash Leadership Project


Safe Horizon’s Anti-Trafficking Program (ATP)
Stoop Leader: Avaloy Lanning, Senior Director

Participants: Jessica Penaranda, Shandra Woworuntu, Jessica Glynn, Juana Alcantara Jimenez


Safe OUTside the System Collective of the Audre Lorde Project

SOS is an anti-violence program led by and for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Two Spirit, Trans, and Gender Non Conforming people of color.



Sakhi for South Asian Women responds to domestic violence in the South Asian community in New York City. Sakhi combines direct services, community mobilization and advocacy to unite survivors, communities and institutions to end violence against women.

Stoop Leader: Sethu Nair

Participants: Shahana Hanif, Shabana Sharif, Mandy Van Deven, Soniya Munshi


Sauti Yetu Center for African Women

Multi-issue community-based organization that works with African immigrant women and families both in the New York City metropolitan area and nationally.

Stoop Leader: Nicole Baptiste

Participants: Nafadima Konate, Mariama Jalloh, Hawa Drame, Samiria Bertsche, Idayath Ibrahima


The Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center

The Sex Workers Project provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion.

Stoop Leader: Sienna Baskin

Participants: Claire Paradis McCullough, Karen Gardiner, Cayenne Doroshow, Dragonfly, Nicolette Dixon


South Asian Women’s Creative Collective

The South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC) is a nonprofit arts organization dedicated to the advancement, visibility, and development of emerging and established South Asian women artists and creative professionals by providing a physical and virtual space to profile their creative and intellectual work across disciplines.

Stoop Leader: Shelly Bahl

Participants: Sunita S. Mukhi, Monica Jahan Bose, Rocio Aranda-Alvarado and Maria Hupfield


Social Practices Art Network (SPAN)

Social Practices Art Network is an online platform that serves as a resource for individuals, organizations, community groups and institutions that are committed to socially engaged art and design practices.

Stoop Leader: Carol A. Stakenas

Participants: Nicole J. Caruth, Carin Kuoni, Stefani Bardin, Brooke Singer, Jules Rochielle Sievert, Linnaea Tillett, Anusha Venkataraman


Sexualization Protest: Action, Resistance, Knowledge (SPARK)

SPARK is an international group of young women writing and engaging with the world to raise awareness about sexualization in the media.

Stoop Leader: Anya Josephs, Angela Baature

Participants: Lili Safon


Speakers of the House
Stoop Leader: Gloria Jacobs

Participants: Stephanie Urdang, Bernice Rubin, Kate Rounds, Rebecca Kirchheimer, Alexa Steinberg, Zohra Ahmad


Toasted Marshmallows

Toasted Marshmallows is a film, performance and community building project chronicling two mixed-race women’s attempt at uncovering the cultures we were separated from.

Stoop Leader: Marcelitte Failla

Participants: Anoushka Ratnarajah, Grace Mateo, Katrina De Wees, Vivian Crockett


Turning Point for Women and Families
Stoop Leader: Yousma Natalia

Participants: Misbah Awan, Atiya Khan, Aniqa Hassan, Yassmin Abozeid, Dana Chaudhury


Unicorns Make Families Too

Unicorns Make Families Too consists of female assigned, trans/gender non-conforming people who are interested in having children, are expecting or have had and are parenting children. We will discuss what it means to make queer family in the on-going struggle for gender self-determination.

Stoop Leader: Yvette Choy

Participants: JD/Julie Davids, Shawn Tristan Powell, Additional Anonymous Participants


Water/Environmental Concerns Group

Artists and activists convene at 320 Park Place to talk about water, the substrate of life, how our access to it is imperiled around the world and what we as women can do to understand and protect it.

Stoop Leader: Tammy Pittman, Creative Director, Proteus Gowanus

Participants: Betsy Damon, Margaret Cogswell, Lise Brenner


Women from Gezi Platform NYC

Occupy Gezi NYC is a group of academics, intellectuals, artists, curators, workers and scientists in New York. We would like to show solidarity with our friends and brothers and sisters in Turkey, who have been subjected to immense police brutality by the Erdogan/AKP administration as a reaction to their non-violent, peaceful protests.

Stoop Leader: Aylin Tekiner

Participants: Eylem Delikanli, Gunes Terkol, Gulce Nazli Dikilitas, Olgu Aytac, Ceren Erdem


Women in Leadership
Stoop Leader: Catherine Morris, Curator of Elizabeth Sackler Feminist Center at Brooklyn Museum of Art
Participants: Tamara Mellon, co-founder of Jimmy Choo Company;
Ippolita Rostagno, jewelry designer; Jennifer Raab, President of Hunter College; Laurie Cumbo, Council Member-Elect, District 35 Brooklyn; Dee Poku, Co-Founder and CEO of WIE Network


WORTH (Women On The Rise Telling HerStory (WORTH)

An advocacy/consultant group comprised of currently and formerly incarcerated women, who have the expertise and understanding to engage, navigate and challenge policy and perception concerning incarcerated women.

Stoop Leader: Tina Reynolds

Participants: Andrea Lewis, Mercedes Smith, Savanna Stokely