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2020 Indo-Caribbean Women's+ Empowerment Summit

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Taij Moteelall

Principal at Media Sutra and Co-Founder of Jahajee Sisters

Suzanne Narain

Co-founder of Lotus Toronto

Sherlina Nageer

Gender Justice Activist based in Guyana

Suzanne C. Persard

Queer Indo-Jamaican Scholar and Writer and Co-Founder of Jahajee Sisters

Christine Samwaroo

Founder of the Breadfruit Collective in Guyana

Joanne Smith

Founder & President of Girls for Gender Equity

Sevonna Brown

Co-Executive Director of Black Women's Blueprint

Margarita Guzman, she/they/ella/elle

Executive Director of VIP Mujeres

Shivana Jorawar

Co-Director of Jahajee Sisters

rusia Mohiuddin

Founder & Principal at Universal Partnership

Tanuja Devi Jagernauth

Indo-Caribbean Healing Justice Practitioner

Simone Jhingoor

Co-Director of Jahajee Sisters

Kamini Doobay

Indo-Caribbean Physician and Founder of the New York City Coalition to Dismantle Racism in the Healthcare System

Manauvaskar Kublall

Indo-Caribbean Filmmaker

Sasha Ahuja

Chair of New York City’s Equal Employment Practices Commission

Nadia Jagessar

Indo-Caribbean Entrepreneur-- Founder of Euphoria Events and Star of the Netflix series Indian Matchmaking

Sonya Taylor

Spoken Word Artist, Activist and Author of The Body Is Not an Apology: The Power of Radical Self-Love

karen sonilal

Co-Chair of the Grassroots Action Team, Jahajee Sisters

Grace Aneiza Ali

Editor of Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora

Maya Mackrandilal

Contributing Writer to Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora

Christie Neptune

Contributing Writer to Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora

Dayanara Marte

Founder of In Bold Rebirth

Piper Anderson

Founder & President of Create Forward

Rashida Abuwala

Board Member at South Asian Women's Creative Collective

Bhoopchand Mangal

Yen Guru Wai Film Q&A | Friday, November 20 at 10:30pm

Dominique Hunter

Contributing Writer to Liminal Spaces: Migration and Women of the Guyanese Diaspora

Renelle White

LQBTQ Advocate at Silver Lining Foundation in Trinidad

Stephanos Stephanides

Yen Guru Wai Film Q&A | Friday, November 20 at 10:30pm


Racial Justice & Civil Rights Activist and Author of We Are Not Here to Be Bystanders: A Memoir of Love and Resistance

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