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Jerin Arifa is an award-winning activist, a first-generation Bangladeshi and Muslim-American feminist, and happily married woman to an atheist, Alaskan man.

Jerin Arifa is a trailblazer who co-created the campus sexual assault policy for the largest urban public university in the nation; and as a child, created a literacy program for homeless kids in Bangladesh. As the Founder and President of the National Organization for Women’s (NOW) inaugural virtual chapter, Young Feminists and Allies, Jerin mentors millennials across the country.

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Testimonial: Women’s Center for Gender Justice at John Jay College

Jerin Arifa

The Women’s Center for Gender Justice at John Jay College invited Jerin Arifa to meet with student advocates to discuss her advocacy and diligence in creating a CUNY Policy for Sexual Misconduct. It was inspiring to hear Jerin’s journey working across campuses and with feminist organizations to influence a large higher education institution. Our students felt empowered to create systemic changes on campus, and we thank Jerin for sharing her experience.

Jessica Robles-Morales, MA (pronouns: she/her)

Program Manager, Women’s Center for Gender Justice at John Jay College