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Hear from youth, born after the pivotal Beijing conference, on their feminist perspectives and activisms they assess the continuing need for equality and change. This conversation will be by and for young people, many of them interns at the Temple of Understanding and other NGOs. Come include yourself in the discussion circle. All will touch on their thoughts, passions and action plans, as collectively they discuss how far we have to go for women’s full rights and how we will get there.

Co-sponsors include: The Loretto Community, Feminist Task Force, SERR

The discussion will be started by the following young people in person:

Marla Teixeira is an intern with the Anglican Communion in NYC, with training from Gender Reconciliation International on “how women and men can join together—to jointly confront gender oppression, and heal toxic gender relations.”

Matias Benitez, a former Temple of Understanding intern who co-founded a feminist club in my all-boys high school that fosters an environment for young men to talk about gender, which has been featured in Time and Washington Post

Amy Maltz is in her second year volunteering as the Assistant UN Representative for Loretto at the UN. She believes that solutions to injustice lie in centering the experiences and narratives of marginalized communities and she critiques the original Beijing Declaration as limited by binary language.

And Zoom will enable additional speakers to join us via the internet, including:

Abigail Marcolini, a former Temple of Understanding intern and a current undergraduate at the University of California, Berkeley, studying gender inequality through the lens of healthcare inequality.

Sana Saeed is Assistant Chaplain at the University of Pennsylvania, with a diverse and outstanding background including her Muslim faith, Unitarian Universalism, youth organizing, religion and peacebuilding, and interfaith dialogue.

Caroline Beshay studies at California State University, Long Beach, and works with the NGO Power 4 Youth to educate and empower under-resourced children.

Lauren Liotti is a fourth year student at the University of St Andrews in Scotland, studying International Relations and Modern History. Next year, she will start a Masters course at the London School of Economics in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies. She is particularly interested in women’s economic development.

Date: Thursday, March 12

Time: 12:30 pm – 2 pm

Venue: Church Center for the United Nations NYC, 10th floor

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