1500 Broadway
New York, NY, 10036
United States

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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.


Testimonial: Siobhan O’Loughlin

Jerin Arifa

As activists, we often feel too fatigued to continue. We become easily depressed and overwhelmed, even hopeless, after fighting so much and so hard and still feeling the weight of gravity upon ourselves. Countless times throughout my years of activism alongside Jerin, she has personally lifted me up. She has motivated me. She has encouraged me to get out of bed and keep believing in myself and the movement. Jerin embodies the strength and courage of intersectional social justice for all--and she does it through powerful compassion. 

Siobhan O’Loughlin, Writer, Performer, Activist, and Award-Winning Playwright who tours her solo work internationally.