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The Community Fund for Women and Girls Talks Feminism and Activism; Awards $80,950 to Projects Advancing Gender Equity

New Haven, CT (June 14, 2017) – The Community Fund for Women & Girls, Greater New Haven’s permanent charitable endowment dedicated solely to advancing women and girls, held its annual event June 14 entitled FEMINISM: The Common Denominator? featuring feminists Linda Sarsour (co-chair of The Women's March 2017 and lead plaintiff in the travel ban lawsuit Sarsour v Trump) and Rebecca Traister, author of All the Single Ladies: Unmarried Women and the Rise of an Independent Nation.


As national leaders, Sarsour and Traister shared their thoughts on feminism, activism and the issues at the core of feminism. Sarsour and Traister also shared thoughts on finding common ground with diverging views and moving beyond differences. The conversation was moderated by Kica Matos, Chair of The Community Foundation for Greater New Haven’s Board of Directors. The event was held at the New Haven Lawn Club.

In addition to the event’s speakers, the Community Fund for Women and Girls announced 2017 grant awards totaling $80,950 to nonprofits in Greater New HavenNine area nonprofits were awarded grants ranging from $20,000 to $2,250. The grants will be used to support a broad range of projects that promote the social and economic advancement of women and girls. Continue reading.

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