Jerin Arifa is an award-winning activist, a first-generation Bangladeshi and Muslim-American feminist, and happily married woman to an atheist, Alaskan man.
Please join Jerin below, as part of a very diverse panel.
Join this interactive workshop on how language can be (ab)used to oppress groups, and how to leverage words to liberate people instead.
Jerin will speak on this panel about concrete actions you can take and organizations to get involved with post-election, as well as self-care tips as an activist.
Panelists: Carmelyn Malalis, Carlene Pinto, Jerin Arifa, Sara Valenzuela
Moderator: Christina Greer
Please join Jerin as she discusses 'practical feminism' during this symposium series. Attendees are encouraged to join in the discussion, and everyone has cake!
Jerin Arifa stood behind the Women's March on Washington organizers, literally and figuratively, after they were arrested and detained for nine hours, including a nursing mother who was not allowed to feed her infant.
Please join Jerin, Founder and President of Young Feminists and Allies, to learn more about the Inaugural Virtual Chapter of NOW. Treasurer Rachel Piazza will also lead a free self-defense workshop, and present on an inspiring panel.
Jerin organized Young Feminists and Allies chapter members to attend the March in Washington, D.C., with her. She also helped feminists attend sister Marches across the U.S. The Global Women’s Marches drew approximately three million protesters around the world, and was one of the largest demonstrations in U.S. history.
The Women’s March on Washington is a grassroots effort comprised of dozens of independent coordinators at the state level. The effort is helmed by four national co-chairs and a national coordinating committee who are working around the clock to pull it all together.
Date and Time: Saturday, January 21, 2017. Rally begins at 10:00am and ends at 1:15pm
Location: The starting point and rally will be the intersection of Independence Avenue and Third Street, Washington DC, near the U.S. Capitol (see map below).
The Rally: A program featuring nationally recognized advocates, artists, entertainers, entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and others will be announced in the coming days.
Tickets: The Women's March is NOT a ticketed event, no ticket is required.
Keynote Speaker for sold-out rally organized by the Downtown Women for Change.
**Who:**Accomplished young and older women: lawyers, doctors, journalists, artists, actors, writers, media professionals, et. al. Since its founding, the group has had impressive accomplishments, such as making a popular restaurant issue apublic apology against street harassment from patrons. This event has over 140 RSVPs already.
From the organizers:
**Speaker Jerin Arifa** is an award-winning feminist who proposed and co-developed the campus sexual assault policy for the largest public urban university in the U.S; and as a child, created a literacy program for homeless kids in Bangladesh. She is President and Founder of National Organization for Women's (NOW) Inaugural Virtual Chapter: Young Feminists and Allies.
Jerin spoke on her experience co-creating the campus rape policy for the largest, public urban university in the nation.
* Hunter alum Jerin Arifa (Alam) who, as a student, teamed up with a John Jay student to propose and co-create the domestic violence and sexual assault policy for all of CUNY. Prior to their work, there was no uniform policy across colleges, and the 2010 guidelines added new protections and procedures.
Jerin was a panelist during this regional conference.
Join feminists from the 7-state region (N.Y., Conn., Mass, R.I., Ver., N.H., Maine) for exciting dialog and powerful films!
What Are the Cutting Edge Issues for Feminists?
Jerin Arifa, Nat’l. NOW Board Member;
Noreen Connell, N.E. Regional Dir., Nat’l. NOW Board Member;
Dr. Gertrude Schaffner Goldberg, author/editor of Poor Women in Rich Countries
Jerin spoke to young Muslim women on feminism, inspiring some to identify as feminists for the first time.
An inspiring 8-week Workshop Series for Muslim Girls & Young Women ages 13 to 20 in the NYC area!
In its 6th year, M2M featured dynamic professional Muslim women who are emerging leaders in the fields of the arts, activism, community organizing, media and more!
Jerin spoke to young Muslim women on feminism, convincing some of them to identify as feminists for the first time.
Turning Point for Women and Families proudly presents...
An amazing 8-week Workshop Series for Muslim Girls & Young Women
In its 5th year, M2M will feature dynamic professional Muslim women who are emerging leaders in the fields of the arts, activism, community service, business, academics, and more!
Jerin presented on a panel as the Project SpeakOut Manager of the New York Asian Women's Center.
New York Asian Women's Center presents
***Out of the Darkness: Confronting Domestic Violence in Our Community***
Watch a film clip of Telling Amy’s Story, a true story. Join the discussion on appropriate action and response with a panel of experts from CONNECT, NY Police Department, NYAWC, Queens Family Justice Center, and Verizon.
Jerin was given an award for her activism.
This year the Women’s Awards will be honoring some very incredible women. They include Eileen Dunn who has been a staunch champion for the fight for St. Vincent’s, Natasha Dillon: a fearless leader in our community, Dr. Barbara Bowen: a role model who has paved the way for many of us, Jeanne Wilcke: an inspiration and true leader for downtown Manhattan, and N. Jerin Arifa: a rising start in the National Organization for Women.
As we head into Women’s History Month, I hope you will join me and our entire host committee, The Women’s Democratic Club of NYC, The Jim Owles Democratic Club, GO Magazine and several celebrities including Alan Cumming, Justin Bond and many more this Wednesday, March 2nd at 7pm at the Stonewall Inn to celebrate these incredible women and our greater feminist community.
A partial list of past events where Jerin was either a speaker or organizer.
- World Hijab Day, Global, February 1, 2017: Participant and Co-Organizer.
Screening & discussion of The Hunting Ground & sexual assault, November 2, 2016, Hunter College, New York, NY: Speaker.
LGBTQ, Muslims, and Allies Eid celebration, September 25, 2016, Washington Square Park, New York : Co-organizer with Muslims for Progressive Values.
LGBTQ Muslims and Allies Eid celebration, July 17, 2016, Washington Square Park, New York: Co-organizer with Muslims for Progressive Values.
LGBTQ Muslims and Allies Iftar, July 2, 2016, Washington Square Park, New York: Co-organizer with Muslims for Progressive Values.
International Stop Street Harassment Week: New York Rally 2016, April 16, 2016, Tompkins Square Park, New York, NY: Co-Sponsor and Presenter with Hollaback!
Stop Global Street Harassment: Growing Activism Around the World, Webinar with activists from three continents, April 14, 2016, Online: Co-Organizer with Stop Street Harassment.
Annual March in March: End Violence Against Women by UN Women for Peace Association, March 5, 2016, Midtown East NY: Participant and Co-Organizer.
Feminist brunch before Siobhan & Layla leave, February 28, 2016, New York, NY: Organizer.
Tweet Chat: Looking at Street Harassment Across the Broad Spectrum of Gender-Based Violence, April 17, 2015, Online: Co-Organizer with Stop Street Harassment.
International Stop Street Harassment Week: New York City Rally 2015, April 11, 2015, Washington Square Park, NY: Co-Sponsor and Presenter with Hollaback!
Stop Street Harassment: A Multicultural Perspective, April 12, 2015, Google Hangout, Online: Co-Organizer with Stop Street Harassment.
Eid brunch: Multi-cultural/faith/atheist celebration, July 19, 2015, Jackson Heights, NY: Organizer.
"Chosen family" Thanksgiving potluck, Queens, New York, Dec 7, 2014: Organizer.
What's Your Feminist Tree? Giving thanks to your feminist roots and spreading your feminist branches: #myfem2tree Tumblr & Google Hangout, Online, Oct 26, 2014: Co-organizer with Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI).
Young Feminist & Allies Google Hangout, Online, Oct 7, 2014: Organizer.
People's Climate March, New York, NY, Sep 21, 2014: Co-Organizer and Participant.
Dinner with Mississippi activist in NY, Queens, NY, Jul 18, 2014: Organizer.
Feminist & funny play about body hair starring our own, New York, NY, May 18, 2014: Participants.
NOW Northeast Regional Conference & Elections for National Board, April 6, 2014, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn, NY: Co-Organizer and Panelist.
International Stop Street Harassment Week: New York City Rally, April 5, 2014, Washington Square Park, New York, NY: Co-Sponsor and Presenter with Hollaback!.
Mecca to Manhattan: Muslim Women Moving Mountains®, February 15, 2014, New York, NY: Speaker and Trainer.
FEMINIST PETS 4 JUSTICE, Online, Feb 14, 2014: Organizer.
Feminist Halloween Parade, Oct. 31, 2013, West Village, NY, Organizer of Feminist Costume Parade.
Google Hangout about #solidarityisforwhitewomen with founder Mikki Kendall, Online, Sep 5, 2013: Organizer.
Feminist and Vegan Potluck, August 10, 2013, Brooklyn, NY: Co-Organizer.
2013 National NOW Conference, Chicago, IL, Jul 5 -- July 7, 2013: Presenters and Co-Organizer.
Conference call: 1st one as virtual chapter, Online, Jun 26, 2013: Organizer.
The 5th Annual Bella & Bella Fella Awards Reception, April 4, 2013, Columbus Club, New York, NY: Volunteer.
Screening & Discussion about global feminist Charlotte Bunch, March 28, 2013, Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center, New York, NY: Panelist.
Global Tweet-a-thon to #EndVAW, March 8, 2013, Online: Participant.
Women’s Entitlement to EQUAL PAY: A Primer, March 6, 2013, Upper East Side, NY: Organizer.
Mecca to Manhattan: Muslim Women Moving Mountains®, February 23, 2013, New York, NY: Speaker and Trainer.
Young Women's Professional Fundraiser: Benefitting Bella Abzug Leadership Institute, February 4, 2013, ALEX AND ANI (Soho), NY: Co-Organizer.
Join Eve Ensler & More for The State of Female America, November 27, 2012, Cooper Union, New York, NY: Participant.
FREE Leadership and Debate Training for Female High School and College Students, Hosted by Bella Abzug Leadership Institute Inc., July 30, 2012 – August 11, 2012, Hunter College, NY: Volunteer.
2012 National NOW Conference, June 29, 2012, Baltimore, MD: Panelist.
#LoveYourBody Tweet Chat for NEDAwareness Week 2012, February 29, 2012, Online: Participant.
Hollaback! About Assault on the Subway, December 5, 2011, Upper East Side, NY: Panelist.
2011 Love Your Body Day, October 19, 2011, Online: Participant.
NOW - NY State - Annual Convention, October 1, 2011, Purchase, NY: Organizer.
2011 National NOW Conference, June 24-25, 2011, Tampa, FL: Presenter.
Out of the Darkness: Confronting Domestic Violence in our Community, Hosted by New York Asian Women's Center, April 14, 2011, YWCA Queens, NY: Panelist.
Rally to Oppose war, Condemn terrorism, & Fight Islamophobia, April 9, 2011, Union Square, NY: Participant.
5th Annual Women's Awards, Hosted by The Women’s Democratic Club of NYC, The Jim Owles Democratic Club, and GO Magazine, March 2, 2011, Stonewall Inn, New York, NY: Honoree.
Rally for Women's Health!, February 26, 2011, Foley Square, NY: Co-Organizer.
Christmas Day Potluck, December 25, 2010, Brooklyn, NY: Organizer.
Art Showcase: Lucid Dreaming: Havest Season for the Soul, November 11, 2010, Clinton, NY: Organizer and Panelist.
2010 National NOW Conference, July 2, 2010, Boston, MA: Panelist.
ALPHA WOMEN ATTACK THE LOWER EAST SIDE! FREE punk & variety show!, June 27, 2010, Tompkins Square Park, NY: Speaker.
Mothers March on Washington, May 9, 2010, Washington, D.C.: Participant.
Meet Gloria Steinem at Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) Award Ceremony, April 7, 2010, Tribeca, NY: Honoree.
Help Create CUNY-Wide Sexual-Assault Policy for Half-A-Million People, March 15, 2010, The College of Staten Island, NY: Organizer.
Conference with International Women's NGO's from UN Commission on the Status of Women, March 6, 2010, Upper East Side, NY: Volunteer.
The Vagina Monologues at Hunter College, February 26, 2010, Hunter College, NY: Volunteer.
March Across the Brooklyn Bridge to Pass the Affordable Care Act, February 20, 2010, Brooklyn to Manhattan, NY: Participant and Organizer.
Stop Stupak-Pitts Lobby Day and Rally, December 2, 2009, Washington, D.C.: Participant.
NOW New York State Annual Convention, October 25, 2009, White Plains, NY: Organizer and Panelist.
CUNY Public Forum to Create Sexual Assault Policy, October 22, 2009, Queens College, NY: Organizer and Panelist.
Feminist Men: Increasing Visibility, August 19, 2009, Lower East Side, NY: Panelist.
ALPHA WOMEN ATTACK THE LOWER EAST SIDE!, June 27, 2009, Lower East Side, NY: Speaker.
CUNY-wide sexual-assault Policy Public Forum, April 29, 2009, Upper East Side, NY: Organizer and Panelist.
Radio Guest, CrimePrevention 101, "Bringing in the Bystander: Everyone has a Role to Play in Preventing Violence," April 11, 2009, Online, Speaker.
Bringing In the Bystander: train-the-trainer workshop, March 18, 2009, Upper East Side, NY: Organizer.
The Clothesline Project, March 16, 2009 – March 18, 2009, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
Social Change Fair / International Women's Day, March 4, 2009, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
V-Day presents: "A Memory, A Monologue, A Rant, and A Prayer," February 21, 2009, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer/Publicist.
V-DAY Fair, February 17, 2009, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer/Publicist.
V-Day Presents: World Dance Show with World Rhythm!, February 13, 2009, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer/Publicist.
Raising Our Voices for Choice: A Roe Tribute & Call to Action, January 22, 2009, City Hall, NY: Co-Organizer.
Free Women's Self Defense Seminar, January 10, 2009, Upper East Side, NY: Organizer.
16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence, December 1, 2008 – December 10, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Organizer.
ACT NOW to Oppose CUNY Tuition Hikes and Budget Cuts, November 17, 2008, Phone Banking: Organizer.
Take Back The Night, October 29, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Organizer.
Krav Maga: Israeli Self-Defense, October 29, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Organizer.
“Talk With Me” about Domestic Violence, October 29, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
Love Your Body Day, October 15, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Organizer.
USG Presents Free Self-Defense Class, April 16, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Organizer.
Men Can Stop Rape Seminar, April 9, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Organizer.
Clothesline Project, March 10, 2008 – March 12, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
International Women’s Day Tabling & Open Mic, March 6, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
The Vagina Monologues, February 22, 2008 – February 23, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer/Publicist.
V-Day Fair, February 14, 2008, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer/Publicist.
Freedom on Our Terms: A New Agenda for Women and Girls 30 Years after the National Women’s Conference, November 10, 2007 – November 11, 2007, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer and Keynote Speaker.
Women In The Torah, November 5, 2007, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
DREAM Act Phone Bank, October 24, 2007, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
Sexual Assault Awareness Tabling, September 27, 2007, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
Sexual Assault and Sexual Health Awareness Week & the Clothesline Project, March 27, 2007, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
The Clothesline Project, March 13, 2007 – March 20, 2007, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
International Women's Day Activities, March 8, 2007, Upper East Side, NY: Co-Organizer.
- The Vagina Monologues, February 23, 2007, Upper East Side, NY: Publicist.
- A Night to Remember: Variety Show, May 29, 2006, Upper East Side, NY: Host.