Pronouns she/her
Type of expert Activist
Expertise Feminism, Intersectional Feminism, Activism, Social Justice, LGBTQAI+ Muslims Rights, Recruiting Unlikely Allies, Islamophobia, Racism, Campus Sexual Assault, Title IX, Muslim feminist, Young Feminists, Sexual Harassment & Discrimination Solutions
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Twitter @JerinArifa
Language English
Time zone -4 GMT
City Elmhurst
State NY
Country United States
Notes President Barack Obama recognized Jerin for her activism impacting millions. Her NowThis video on how to end inequities has gone viral with over 1,000,000 views. She spearheaded the sexual harassment, assault, domestic violence and anti-stalking policy for the third largest university in the U.S. — while undocumented. The policy affects 500,000 students annually. Bridging divides is more than just theory for Jerin. She is a first-generation, Bangladeshi and American-Muslim feminist, who is happily married to an atheist Alaskan. Skilled at coalition-building, she engineers safe spaces for marginalized groups, including sold-out events for LGBTQAI+ Muslims and their interfaith allies. Now as a proud American citizen, she founded the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) inaugural virtual chapter, Young Feminists and Allies, to train activists across the U.S. on intersectional feminism. Her work has been featured by diverse organizations from The Washington Post to Cosmopolitan magazine, and she presents regularly to local, national and international audiences. Here are some angles she can offer advice/expertise/quotes/etc. Intersectional Feminism: Intersectionality; Convening Unlikely Allies and Coalition-Building; Engaging Men. Muslim Feminist: LGBTQAI+ Muslims' Rights; Feminists of Faith and Reproductive Rights; Interfaith Dialogue and Collaboration. Feminist Force Field: Feminist Force Field and Self Care; Confidence and Body Image. Young Feminists: Lifting Up Leadership of Young Feminists. Violence Against Women / Gender-Based Violence: Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault; Bystander Intervention; Domestic Violence; Street Harassment; Sexual Assault. Grassroots Organizing and Systemic Change: Online and Offline Advocacy. Racism: Islamophobia.
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