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Virtual Justice Series: Women’s History Month

March 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Free, Virtual Event.

Join GLIDE in discussion with the director of the powerful, documentary film Still I Rise. The film, director Sheri Shuster’s debut project, explores the relationship between racism and sex trafficking with womxn closest to the problems and the solutions. Sheri follows the journeys of a national advocate and survivor leader as they realize and prioritize the interdependence of gender justice work and other movements for social equity.

Still I Rise features powerhouse vignettes with Professor Kimberle Crenshaw, Alicia Keys, Janet Mock, Viola Davis, Gabrielle Union, Tarana Burke, Angela Davis, Jada Pinkett Smith, and Janelle Monae. It uplifts the struggles, strengths, and resilience of everyday women engaged in a fight for justice, culture change, and healing.

Film Screening: Upon registration, the link to the film will be sent to you. We encourage you to watch the film before the event.  Link to register will be posted on this page. Check back soon.

Hosted by  Marvin K. White, GLIDE’s Minister of Celebration

Panelists include:
Saundra Haggerty, Violence Intervention Programs Manager, GLIDE
Ms. Haggerty’s passion lies in advocating for restorative justice and criminal justice reform to address the harm caused to African Americans by systemic racism and mass incarceration. Saundra provides trainings and presentations throughout the San Francisco Bay Area on domestic violence and intervention strategies. Saundra is a graduate of the Domestic Abuse Intervention Project and a certified batterers intervention facilitator, and she works with courts, probation, child protection agencies, and other community-based organizations focused on ending family violence. She has facilitated Strength and Resilience, Women Overcoming Violence, and Mindful Meditation groups for women housed at San Francisco County Jail #2.

Dr. Holly Joshi, Director of the Center for Social Justice, GLIDE
Dr. Joshi is a is a Bay Area native and has been a community servant and leader in social justice and systems change work for twenty years. She has worked on issues of racial and gender justice, youth and community development, and criminal justice reform through executive leadership positions with government, non-profit, and private, social impact organizations. She is a nationally recognized expert on gender-based violence prevention and intervention and served as the executive director for MISSSEY, a direct service organization providing crisis intervention, long-term supports, and advocacy for trafficked youth. Before coming to GLIDE, she worked as the Director of Racial Justice and Systems Change at Bright Research Group, a research, evaluation, strategy, and design firm that is owned and operated by women of color.

Sheri Shuster, Documentary Filmmaker and Fundraising Professional
Ms. Shuster is an Iranian American documentary filmmaker and seasoned fundraising professional dedicated to advancing intersectional conversations about gender, racism, ableism and power. An L.A. native, her commitment to human rights drew her into the world of public policy, development, and storytelling. For over fifteen years she worked with nonprofits and elected officials, including former U.S. Congressman Tom Lantos, and The Center for Women and Democracy. From 2008-2012 Sheri served as Associate Director of Covenant House California (CHC) advocating for homeless, systems involved and sex trafficked youth. The extraordinary youth at CHC in Oakland inspired her documentary directorial debut, Still I Rise. Sheri’s work has been featured at UC Berkeley, The African American Policy Forum with Professor Kimberle Crenshaw, Parlay House and The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center


March 30
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT