July 22, 2010
Co-chair Amoretta Morris is the Director of Student Attendance for the District of Columbia Public Schools. She provides leadership to a continuum of activities ranging from truancy intervention and dropout prevention to supports for homeless students. Previously, she served as a youth and education policy adviser in the Executive Office of the Mayor in the Anthony Williams and Adrian Fenty administrations. She joined local government after serving as the founding director and lead organizer for the Justice 4 DC Youth! Coalition, an advocacy group that mobilized youth and adults to promote juvenile justice reform. She joined Third Wave’s board to give back to an organization that has given so much to her. In 2001, she was honored to be a ROAMS (Reaching Out Across Movements) Tour participant. Spending two weeks traveling around the Southwest in a not-so-big van with oh-so-fabulous young feminists broadened her perspective of social justice work, forced her to explore her assumptions about what “qualified” as radical politics and allowed her to forge connections with fellow women she remains inspired by today. In addition to her work with Third Wave, she is privileged to have served on the boards of the Youth Education Alliance and Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive. She has consulted for philanthropic, community-based and municipal organizations in the areas of strategic planning, organizational development, performance measurement and policy research. When she was growing up, her career aspiration was to be the lead-singer and keyboardist in an all-girl band. She was planning to balance this role with her duties as an Olympic gymnast. Though she fell just short of realizing her aspirations, she thinks the work she is doing now is pretty cool, too. When she’s not working, Ms. Morris enjoys traveling, writing and local performance art. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, MO with a degree in Economics and African Studies. And, she received her Master in Public Policy from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government.
June 20, 2010
Amy is best known for creating the Third Wave Foundation as well as for her writings on contemporary feminism. Besides her books, Manifesta, Grassroots and Opting In, Amy’s writings and opinions can be found in numerous anthologies and various media outlets, including NPR, The New York Times, Bitch and The Chicago Tribune. Amy is a consulting producer on the HBO documentary Gloria Steinem: In Her Own Words, and an adviser to Makers, a PBS documentary on the women’s movement in America. She is the president of Soapbox: Speakers Who Speak Out, creators of Feminist Summer Camp, and was most recently a vice-president with The Domino Project, a publishing imprint at Amazon. She lectures frequently about the state of feminism and has traveled the world representing feminism in America — most recently at Ewha University in Seoul, Korea and at the American Embassy in Russia and as far back as 1995 where she was a youth delegate to the UN Conference on Women in Beijing. Amy is an occasional media expert offering her perspective on women's issues; most memorably on Oprah, The O'Reilly Factor and NPR's All Things Considered. She has won numerous awards for her activism, including “21 Leaders for the 21st Century” from both Women's eNews and Ms. magazine. She serves on the boards of Sadie Nash Leadership Project and Feminist.com, where she hosts an advice column Ask Amy, and she is an adviser to many organizations, including the Sex Workers Project and FAIR Fund. Amy graduated from Barnard College in 1992 with a BA in Art History and has lived in New York City ever since.
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August 4, 2010
External Relations Chair Andrea Flynn was born and raised in a small-town, middle-class community in Massachusetts. Andrea is committed to the political, economic, and social equity and advancement of young women and has spent the last ten years working with organizations committed to these goals. She is currently pursuing a joint master’s degree in public health and public administration at Columbia University, where she is focusing on reproductive and sexual health and international development. Andrea has worked as a consultant for a number of women’s foundations and organizations, most recently for the Namibia Women’s Health Network, where she helped to raise awareness of the forced and coerced sterilization of Namibian women living with HIV. Prior to beginning her master’s program, Andrea managed the Women Moving Millions campaign, an initiative that raised $190M for women’s foundations globally.
September 28, 2011
Carter Klenk-Morse is a queer mother living in Brooklyn, NY. As a consultant, she travels nationally providing training, technical assistance, facilitation, organizational development and organizing support to community-based and movement organizations. Carter has a background in LGBTSTGNC anti-violence work, youth organizing and radical parenting work. She has been a member of a broad range of groups including: the All Nations Alliance, the Audre Lorde Project's (ALP) Capital Campaign Organizing Committee, the Red Earth Women's Alliance, Colorado Street Medics and NYMAA. She served on the Board of Directors of YouthAction, the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs. Carter represented community members calling for police accountability as part of the Denver Taskforce on Police Use of Force. She is a volunteer and ally with the Audre Lorde Project's SOS Collective and has also provided security and de-escalation of conflict services at numerous community events. She currently works as an organizational development consultant for SONG. For over a decade Carter has been facilitating group processes and offers trainings on consensus decision-making models. She is an amateur baker and wild fermenter, extended nursing and cloth diapering advocate and an aspiring doula.
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October 23, 2012
Program Intern Caterina Gironda is excited to join the Third Wave family this autumn as a Program Intern. A lifelong feminist, poet and activist, and a proud CUNY student, Cat received her undergraduate degree in Women’s Studies from Brooklyn College. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality at the CUNY Graduate Center in their Liberal Studies program. Her thesis explores the social construction of monogamy and the impact this may have on cultural relationships towards sex and sexuality. Cat passionately supports The Third Wave Foundation’s work blending philanthropy and activism, and believes their gender justice framework makes leaps forward towards a truly intersectional approach to activism.
June 20, 2010
Catherine Gund co-founded the Third Wave Foundation. An Emmy Award-nominated producer, director, writer and organizer, Catherine started the non-profit production company Aubin Pictures in 1996. Her media work — which focuses on arts and culture, sexuality and gender, reproductive health and rights, and other social justice issues — has screened around the world in festivals, on PBS, Discovery Planet Green and the Sundance Channel, at community-based organizations, universities, and museums. Her productions include What's On Your Plate?; Motherland Afghanistan; A Touch of Greatness; Making Grace; On Hostile Ground; Object Lessons; Hallelujah! Ron Athey: A Story of Deliverance; When Democracy Works; Positive: Life with HIV; Sacred Lies, Civil Truths; Not Just Passing Through; Among Good Christian Peoples; and Keep Your Laws Off My Body; as well as work with the collectives DIVA TV (co-founder) and Paper Tiger Television. She was the founding director of BENT TV, the video workshop at the Hetrick-Martin Institute for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender youth. She was on the founding boards of Iris House, The Sister Fund, The HIV Law Project, Reality Dance Company, and Working Films and currently serves on the boards of Art Matters, Green Team, Youth Race, and The George Gund Foundation.
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July 22, 2010
Causten Wollerman is a mixed Latin@ who grew up in Denver, Colorado. For the past three years Causten has worked at the Colorado Progressive Coalition and is currently their Lead Racial Justice Organizer focusing on racial disparities in the juvenile justice system and organizing against police and prisons. While at the Colorado Progressive Coalition Causten has worked on LGBTQ voter registration, get out the vote campaigns, the Fail the Jail campaign, the Rights and Juvenile Justice Education campaign, the Fix Broken Policing community project and a racial profiling hotline. Causten is also a member of the Luz Reproductive Justice Think Tank, and a Third Wave Foundation Board member. Most of Causten’s work and activist experiences have been in social justice, racial justice, police accountability, queer rights, anti-violence, youth organizing, education and reproductive justice. Causten is passionate about challenging oppression, building community, being a whole person and working towards a society where justice is the status quo.
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May 4, 2012
A native of Oakland, California, Dana Michael King currently lives in Washington DC, where she works as a Project Specialist for the Inter-American Development Bank. Since joining the Bank in 2008, she has focused on the design and implementation of projects to improve governance and public sector capacity in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to joining the Bank, Ms. King was an Associate at Shearman & Sterling LLP in New York City. Her professional experience also includes work around environmental justice, microfinance, and community economic development with community-based organizations in Mexico, Cameroon, and the United States. Dana holds a Juris Doctorate from Harvard Law School and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University in Pan-African Studies. She speaks English, Spanish, and French.
May 29, 2012
Darshan Khalsa has served on Third Wave's board since October 2009. She currently serves on the Executive Committee and the Finance Committee. Darshan's passion for social justice, organizational development and finance have led her to a career in managing nonprofits across a variety of issues. She is the former Deputy Director of Choice USA, a national organization that engages young people in creating and leading the way to reproductive justice for all. Prior to Choice USA, Darshan was the Deputy Director at the National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development, the first national organization addressing the housing and community development needs of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. In 2004, Darshan founded the Racial Justice Campaign, a program of Progressive Majority that works to support and elect progressive candidates of color to state and local political offices and to increase the collective political power of all communities of color. Darshan is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento and New York University School of Law.
June 20, 2010
She is co-founder of the Third Wave Foundation and the co-editor of The Fire This Time: Young Activists and the New Feminism (Anchor Books, 2004), a collection of essays that examines issues ranging from criminal justice and media to globalization and immigration through a gender lens. She is also the author of The Morning Hour, a collection of poems that was selected in 2003 by C.D. Wright for the Poetry Society of America’s National Chapbook Fellowship and the forthcoming collection, A Matter of Gathering / A Gathering of Matter (University of Georgia Press, 2007), winner of the 2006 Cave Canem Book Prize. Dawn is a founding member of the Black Took Collective, a group of experimental black poets. She currently teaches in the Language and Thinking Program at Bard College and lives in Northampton, Massachusetts. She is a Ph.D. candidate in English Literature at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst.
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