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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.

Speaking

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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Jerin speaks regularly to local, national and international audiences. Bring her inspirational voice to your community! Please see videos for past examples, and events for upcoming speaking engagements.

Feminism / Activism / Intersectionality

Muslim Feminist / Islamic Feminism / Islamophobia

"As a Muslim feminist, my faith tells me that activism is a requirement for being a good Muslim. My mother never forced religion on me. I chose Islam because of its feminist tenets. Islam tells me that there can be no emissary between me and God, including my husband, the Imam or any other role patriarchy deems superior to a woman. Another Bangladeshi-American feminist describes the concept well here, on why "Sexist men are devil-followers." No one is above me except God. My soul's connection to a Higher Being makes possible my blissful marriage to an atheist, feminist man." Jerin's thoughts on being a Muslim feminist

Racism / Hate Crimes

  • Moderator: "How to Fight Hate Crimes,” panel on racial justice with Jocelyn Morris, Kathleen Sloan and Laila Abdelaziz, National Organization for Women (NOW) National Conference.

Young Feminists / Young Women's Leadership

Violence Against Women

Domestic Violence

Street Harassment

Sexual Assault / Campus Rape / Campus Title IX

Jerin was one of two students who proposed and co-created the campus sexual assault, stalking and domestic violence policy for the largest urban public university in the nation. She began working on the policy almost a decade before campus rape began making regular headlines in the news.

Trainings