2017 1st Public Session: New Year Better Solutions

Dear Colleagues & Friends,
We invite you to attend our next public session: “New Year, Better Solutions” to vote in our next Board of Directors, and to present guest speaker Barbara Smith.

Monday, January 9th, 2017
9:00am – 10:30am

The UAlbany Interfaith Center
1400 E. University Drive
Albany, NY

Barbara Smith is an American lesbian feminist and socialist who has played a significant role in building and sustaining Black Feminism in the United States. Smith is affiliated with many local social justice initiatives including the Parole Board Committee of CAAMI, The Capital Area Against Mass Incarceration.


Since the early 1970s she has been active as a critic, teacher, lecturer, author, scholar, and publisher of Black feminist thought. She has also taught at numerous colleges and universities over the last twenty-five years. Smith’s essays, reviews, articles, short stories and literary criticism have appeared in a range of publications, including The New York Times Book Review, The Black Scholar, Ms., Gay Community News, The Guardian, The Village Voice, Conditions and The Nation. Barbara has a twin sister, Beverly Smith, who is also a lesbian feminist activist and writer.

For more information, visit her website: barbarasmithaintgonna.com

The Current Slate for the Board of Directors is as follows:

Lou Ismay Chair
Carol Tyrell Vice Chair
Jeremiah Lennox Secretary
Derek J. Healey Treasurer

At large
Deb Riitano
Dr. Khalid Bhatti
Dr. Mussarat Chaudry

We would be delighted if you could join us to welcome in the New Year!
Feel free to RSVP on Facebook, or view our new website: interfaithnys.org.Doors will be open at 8:30am.


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