This Bridge Called My Back

On October 7th, the Safety Net Project and the Women’s City Club of New York hosted a panel discussion exploring the intersections between gender and economic and racial inequality in New York City. This inspiring panel focused on the experience of women of color was a huge success. 

The panel featured moderator Dr. Christina Greer (Assistant Professor of Political Science at Fordham University), and panelists Linda Sarsour (Executive Director of the Arab American Association of NY), Luna Ranjit (Co-Founder and Executive Director of Adhikaar), Joanne Smith (Founder and Executive Director of Girls for Gener Equity), and Margarita Rosa, Esq. (Executive Director of the National Center for Law and Economic Justice).

Hailing from different professional backgrounds and heritages, the panel brought together a wide array of voices that share the experience of active engagement with the question of identity-based inequality, disenfranchisement, and criminalization. Together, the panelists explored the needs of female victims of socioeconomic and racial disinheritance in an effort to understand social inequality as experienced by women belonging to different societal groups.