Recent HRAP Alum Addresses Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Council at CU

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The  Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Council  (WGSS) at Columbia University invited 2022-23 Advocate Jade Jacobs-Wort of South Africa and Stephanie V. Grepo, Director of Capacity Building at ISHR, to speak at their May meeting. Jade spoke about their work as the Co-Director and Knowledge and Research Manager at Iranti, a media advocacy organization defending the rights of lesbian, intersex, and transgender persons in Africa while Stephanie provided an overview of HRAP as it relates to gender, LGBTQIA+ issues, women's rights, and Indigenous rights. WGSS represents those units at Columbia University, Teachers College, and Barnard College dedicated to research and scholarship, service, education and training, and policy development in this interdisciplinary area. Attendees included Dennis Mitchell, DDS, MPH, the Executive Vice President for University Life and Senior Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement at Columbia University, and Professor of Dental Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center; Joseph Defraine Greenwell, Vice President for Student Affairs at University Life; and co-chairs Professors Walter Bockting, Patricia Dailey and Yasmine Ergas.