October 19, 2017

PART OF THE CONVERSATION EVENT – The Ripple.org Presents: How To Be An Ally To Black Women

Location: Cafe

5:00pm - 7:00pm EDT

HOW TO BE AN ALLY is a panel series from The Ripple that uplifts and amplifies the different voices being left out of the current feminist discussion.
Please join us this month as we highlight the voices of Black Women!

Event is open to all ages, genders and religions.
Event space is wheelchair accessible.
Doors at 5pm. Event begins promptly at 5:30pm.

Civic Hall members please email events@civichall.org for discount code.

Our incredible speakers this month are:
Gia-Rayne B. Harris is a writer, actress, singer, and director. She can be seen performing with the New York Neo Futurists ensemble on a regular basis. She is an alum of the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Health and a concentration in Gender Studies. Passionate about feminism and the advocacy of people of color, she is working on creating her own production company to create art that will provide a voice to underrepresented groups.

Dr. Christine A. Pinnock is a writer, Black feminist anthropologist and garden photographer who recently earned her doctorate in Anthropology from The Graduate Center (CUNY). Her broader research interests involve immigration, sexuality, diasporic/transnational communities, Caribbean literature, and gendered labor. Currently Dr. Pinnock is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Institute for Research in African-American Studies (IRAAS) at Columbia University. She teaches Gender, Sexuality and Labor in the Contemporary Caribbean and is also the consultant for IRAAS’ Thesis Writing Workshop. She is working on her manuscript, All Dis Way: Afro-Caribbean Women’s Narratives of Struggle with Immigration, Labor and Race in New York City, along with other writing projects. Dr. Pinnock is the owner of Building Future Legacies for Young Scholars, a college preparedness consulting firm, and is deeply committed to helping college-bound, undergraduate, and graduate scholars effectively navigate and succeed in higher education. She also provides professional development workshops for academic professionals and K-12 educators. Dr. Pinnock can be contacted at Christinepinnock@gmail.com.

Dominique McQueen is a Transgender U.S. Army Veteran turned model and philanthropist. While developing her own anti bullying campaign, Persist 4 Peace, she has worked closely with Someone Cares Inc, of Atlanta, serving as Project Manager. While continuing to pursue her entertainment career, she is also on the Veterans’ Affairs Mental Health Advisory Council and has recently become a Certified Peer Support Specialist for the DBSA.

What is The Ripple?
The Ripple is an intersectional women’s collective founded by Dana Suchow and Rachel Cargle,
At The Ripple, we believe that empowered women are the key to America’s future. Women have been completely disenfranchised in our society, and while not all disenfranchisement is equal, it doesn’t make any single woman less valuable or worthy. Waves start from ripples, and The Ripple is about empowering women to make waves in their communities through meaningful and lasting conversations.
Please email Events@TheRipple.org if any questions.

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