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Mon, April 21st: 6:30 - 8 PM: Panel Discussion: How to be an Effective Board Member


I will speak at the event below. Hope you can join me and other members of the Young Feminists and Allies NOW chapter.

Panel Discussion

Monday, April 21st
6:30 - 8 PM
Columbia University, 115th at Broadway
Lerner Hall, Room 568 (click HERE for map)
Facebook event page

Subway: 1 train to 116th Street; walk 1 block south. You can access Lerner Hall (the big glass building above the Columbia bookstore) from the street. Just walk through the gates immediately to the left of the bookstore and Lerner Hall is the modern glass building immediately to your right. Entrance is from the campus side. 

Free and open to the public.  All non-Columbia/Barnard affiliates must register for the guest list, as requested by Lerner security. Please email Oraia at or2202 at columbia dot edu to add your name to the list.  

Interested in leveraging your skills to serve on a nonprofit Board of Directors? Passionate about causes in your community but uncertain what Board Members do? Please join us for a dynamic panel discussion on the important role of the Board of Directors, with strategies for how you can become an effective Board Member.

This informative panel discussion will highlight the work of prominent local and international leaders in philanthropy, LGBTQ advocacy, community organizing, social media and the arts. The panel will be followed by Q+A and networking too. Panelists include:
  • N. Jerin Arifa, Board Member of National Organization for Women and Board Member of the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute
  • Barbara Turksenior fellow at Community Resource Exchange  and also a Board Member at the Center for Anti-Violence Education
  • Jarrett Lucas, Executive Director of Stonewall Community Foundation and Astraea Foundation Board Member;
  • Andy Marra, Communications Manager for Arcus Foundation and transgender rights activist; 
  • Todd Lester, founding Executive Director of free Dimensional and Creative Resistance Fund
Opening remarks will be made by Oraia Reid, GS '16 and founder of several grassroots organizations. The panel will be moderated by Shelley Fischel, '77 and Co-Chair of the Board of Directors at Point Foundation.

Sponsored by General Studies Student Council and Cluster Q