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February Thursday

Virtual Program: Beyond White Feminism


In the second of this two-part series, presented by the Center for Brooklyn History and the Ms. Foundation For Women, Koa Beck, author of “White Feminism,” leads a discussion that unpacks the racist ideology dominating the American women’s movement and considers how to approach an inclusive future.

Beck is joined by Rinku Sen, former executive director of Race Forward, co-president of the Women’s March Board of Directors, and executive director of Narrative Initiative; Teresa Younger, president and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women; and Andi Zeisler, writer and co-founder of Bitch Media. Together they imagine a feminist future that embraces all marginalized genders, advocating equality in living standards, housing protections, citizenship, childcare, job protections, and more.

Pictured above: Andi Zeisler, Koa Beck, Teresa Younger, Rinku Sen

This program is presented in partnership with the Ms. Foundation for Women.


Thursday, February 25, 2021

6:30 pm

Virtual Program via Zoom Webinar


  • Free
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    Rinku Sen

    Rinku Sen is a writer and social justice strategist. She is formerly the Executive Director of Race Forward and was Publisher of their award-winning news site Colorlines. Under Sen’s leadership, Race Forward generated some of the most impactful racial justice successes of recent years, including Drop the I-Word, a campaign for media outlets to stop referring to immigrants as “illegal,” resulting in the Associated Press, USA Today, LA Times, and many more outlets changing their practice. She was also the architect of the Shattered Families report, which identified the number of kids in foster care whose parents had been deported. Her books Stir it Up and The Accidental American theorize a model of community organizing that integrates a political analysis of race, gender, class, poverty, sexuality, and other systems. She is currently the executive director of Narrative Initiative, which catalyzes durable narrative change in order to make equity and social justice common sense.

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    Teresa C. Younger

    Teresa C. Younger is the President and CEO of the Ms. Foundation for Women. Prior to joining the Ms. Foundation for Women she served as the executive director of the Connecticut General Assembly’s Permanent Commission on the Status of Women and as executive director of the ACLU of Connecticut — the first African American and the first woman to hold that position. Younger is a thought leader at the critical intersections of gender and race. Within the philanthropic sector she serves on initiatives to shape and change the narrative of women and girls, including Grantmakers for Girls of Color, Funders for Reproductive Equity, Philanthropy New York and Black Funders for Social Justice. She has appeared on or in MSNBC’s UP with David Gura, NBC News, NPR Radio, Elle Magazine, Cosmopolitan, SiriusXM, and in USA Today, AP, Rewire, podcast and the New York Times.

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    Andi Zeisler

    Andi Zeisler is the cofounder of Bitch Media, which for 25 years has published the award-winning magazine Bitch: Feminist Response to Pop Culture. She is the author of the 2008 book Feminism and Pop Culture and the 2016 book We Were Feminists Once: From Riot Grrrl to CoverGirl®, the Buying and Selling of a Political Movement. She lives and writes in Portland, Oregon.

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    Koa Beck

    Koa Beck is the former editor-in-chief of ​Jezebel and author of the book White Feminism: From the Suffragettes to Influencers and Who They Left Behind​. Previously, she was the executive editor at ​Vogue, ​senior features editor at, and cohost of “The #MeToo Memos” on WNYC’s ​The Takeaway​. Her writing has appeared in, ​The New York Observer​,, and, among others. She has been interviewed by the BBC and has appeared on many panels about gender and identity at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Brooklyn Historical Society, and Columbia Journalism School to name a few. She lives in Los Angeles with her wife.