Kyndall Clark is an educator, Breaking Silence organizer, and project coordinator at Philadelphia City Council. Shortly after graduating from Vanderbilt University in 2013, Kyndall served as a 9th grade special education teacher in Philadelphia, PA. She managed a caseload of 22 students and introduced culturally relevant materials to the 9th grade core classes. After one year inside the classroom and the school losing its charter, Kyndall joined Shared Solutions, a community-university collaborative between the School District of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education. While working, she completed the university’s Master of Liberal Arts program where she conducted fieldwork on Durbar, a sex worker’s collective in West Bengal. This fall, she is excited to join the AAPF staff as Program Coordinator.
Kimberlé Crenshaw, Professor of Law at UCLA and Columbia Law School, is a leading authority on Civil Rights, Black feminist legal theory, and race, racism and the law. She is the founding coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Workshop, and co-editor of the volume, Critical Race Theory: Key Documents That Shaped the Movement. Crenshaw’s groundbreaking work on “Intersectionality” has traveled globally and was influential in the drafting of the equality clause in the South African Constitution.
In 1996, Crenshaw co-founded the African American Policy Forum, a gender/racial justice legal thinktank, which houses a variety of projects designed to deliver research-based strategies to better advance social inclusion. In 2011, Crenshaw founded the Center for Intersectionality & Social Policy Studies at Columbia Law School, which aims to foster critical examination of how social structures and related identity categories such as gender, race, and class interact on multiple levels, resulting in social inequality.
#SayHerName: Town Hall Development Workshop - In the last couple years, activists, community leaders, and other stakeholders around the country have rallied together to #BreakTheSilence, to #SayHerName, and to assert that #BlackGirlsMatter. Join us as we continue to share our truths, uplift our sisters, and build new partnerships that push for intersectional justice in our respective communities. This workshop will prepare and empower you to organize and execute a town hall hearing on girls and women of color in your local community. You will learn about capacity building and testimony development, among other things. It is our hope that through this workshop, you will be armed with the tools and resources necessary to build a diverse coalition of stakeholders to challenge, disrupt, and ultimately dismantle the systems that oppress girls and women of color.