Shana griffin is a mother, feminist, researcher, and social justice activist—who’s work explores critical issues at the intersection of race and gender-based violence; housing rights and affordability; climate justice and sustainable ecologies; sexual health and reproductive autonomy; art and space, and movement building philanthropy. She’s is the co-founder of the Women’s Health & Justice Initiative and serves on the governing body of Critical Ethnic Studies Association. Shana serves on the Board of Directors of Jane Place Neighborhood Sustainability Initiative—a neighborhood-based community land trust, Women With A Vision, Inc.; and an Advisor of the Gulf Coast Fund and Bridge the Gulf Project. Over the past 7 years, Shana’s activism and research has focused on challenging punitive social policies, practices, and behaviors that restrict, exploit, regulate, and criminalize the bodies and lives of low-income and working class black women most vulnerable to the violence of poverty, polluting environments, reproductive legislation, and housing discrimination.
New Orleans, LA