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Jerin Arifa is a polymath whose award-winning work has changed millions of lives worldwide -- from cutting-edge cancer research to community organizing. 


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

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How to Fight Hate Crimes and Other Forms of Racism

  • Hilton Baltimore BWI Airport 1739 West Nursery Road Linthicum Heights, MD, 21090 United States (map)

Jerin spearheaded this workshop to help fight hate crimes.

2012 National NOW Conference

Recently, there has been an increased focus on hate crimes, with the recent murders of Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi. The racism experienced by different minority groups is interrelated: racists often hate more than just one minority group and tend to be misogynists as well. Racism is learned and taught in families and in communities. Communication and education are key to ending racism and stopping hate crimes. Panelists will report on hate crimes being committed against several minority groups and offer possible solutions, including proposed legislation and a list of resources.

Breakout Session I: Friday, 10:00am - 11:15am, Upington Room


Jerin Arifa: Chair of National NOW Young Feminist Task Force & National NOW Board Members


  1. Jocelyn Morris: Chair of National NOW Racial Justice Task Force & National NOW Board Members
  2. Kathleen Sloan: Activist for Native American Women & National NOW Board Members
  3. Laila Abdelaziz: Central Florida Field Organizer, EMERGE USA