Imara Jones will speak with us from her lived experience and then will hold an open conversation.

The Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, The Center for Student Involvement (CSI), the Student Government Association (SGA), The LGBTQ+ Allies and the College of Arts and Sciences are co-sponsoring this special conversation which will be moderated by Erin Furey, Outreach, Training and Mental Health Coordinator (Adelphi Counseling Center).

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About the Speaker

Imara Jones

Imara Jones

Imara, whose work has won Emmy and Peabody Awards, is the creator of TransLash Media, a cross-platform journalism, personal storytelling and narrative project, which produces content to shift the current culture of hostility towards transgender people in the US. She is also the first Journalist-in-Residence at WNYC’s The Greene Space where she hosts the monthly program Lives At Stake, and is the host of the TransLash Podcast. In 2020 Imara was featured on the cover of Time Magazine as part of its New American Revolution special edition. In 2019 she chaired the first-ever UN High Level Meeting on Gender Diversity with over 600 participants. Imara’s work as a host, on-air news analyst, and writer focuses on the full-range of social justice and equity issues. Imara has been featured regularly in The Guardian, The Nation, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, Mic, Colorlines, and is a frequent guest host of the In The Thick podcast. Imara has held economic policy posts in the Clinton White House and communications positions at Viacom. Imara holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia. Imara is currently a Soros Equality Fellow and on the board of the Anti-violence Project, and the New Pride Agenda. She goes by the pronouns she/her.

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