Ms. Foundation for Women President and CEO to participate in Talks at the Schomburg

The Ms. Foundation for Women is partnering with the Sydney Hillman Foundation to host a discussion panel that will explore the historical, political and contemporary landscape of the movement toward justice for black women and girls at the Schomburg.

The conversation will focus on the role that black women continue to play in shaping our conceptions of social justice, and it will feature prominent black women who are leading the movement within the realms of academia, philanthropy, advocacy, and the media.


WHEN:            Tuesday, March 22, 2016 – 6:30 p.m.

WHO:               Teresa C. Younger
, President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women

Beth Richie, Professor of African American Studies and Criminology, Law and Justice at University of Illinois at Chicago and author of Arrested Justice: Black Women, Violence, and America’s Prison Nation

Joanne N. Smith, Executive Director and Founder of Girls for Gender Equity

Ramatu Bangara, Program Officer at the NoVo Foundation

Dani McClain, contributing writer for The Nation

WHERE:          Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Langston Hughes Auditorium

515 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, NY 10037



For more than 40 years, the Ms. Foundation for Women has secured women’s rights and freedoms with a special commitment to building the power of low-income, immigrant and women of color. The foundation invests funds, time, expertise and training in trailblazing organizations nationwide.