Thursday, November 4th, 2021 at 12pm Pacific.
The Department of Critical Theory & Social Justice and The Representation Project with the Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies Program host a conversation with Activist, Organizer and Executive Director of Emerge Texas, the nation's premier organization that recruits, trains and provides a powerful network to Democratic women who want to run for office. Fontanessi previously appeared on the Matrix Future of Roe episode on September 23rd, 2021. You can watch that event and all past events at our show's website.
Serita Fontanesi, MSW, is an activist for Black women and femmes, by assisting systems, organizations, and individuals in making subtle changes that have big impact, so that the can thrive in a more holistic and culturally competent way. Healing generational wounds caused by centuries of systemic injustices requires change on an individual and macro level in order to create a new, more supportive path forward. Through the use of practical and energetic tools, Serita disrupts old ways of thinking that no longer serve the highest good, creating space for more productive practices.
Serita focused her studies on community organizing and social change at the USC School of Social Work. Her career in advocacy has provided her with a rich understanding of how organizations and systems impact the day to day lives of both the individuals they serve, as well as the people working within them. Additionally, as a certified birth and postpartum douala, as well a trauma-informed yoga instructor, Serita has unique insight into how the personal becomes political and how the political affects a person’s mental, physical, and spiritual well being.