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Invitation to Shirley Chisholm Day Webinar: Monday Dec 7th @ 5:15pm

On behalf of the Shirley Chisholm Project you are invited to Chisholm Day 2020. Shirley Chisholm Day 2020 Webinar: The Future of Black Women’s Political Leadership- Monday, December 7th from 5:15 to 6:45 pm via Zoom.

Our keynote event will be a dialogue between Professor Maya Wiley and Director and Professor Zinga A. Fraser. Maya Wiley is a civil rights attorney, racial justice advocate, and New York City mayoral candidate. Please feel free to invite your colleagues, any students and friends .

The event is open to the public so we anticipate that spaces for the webinar will be filled quickly! So register today to secure access.

Please use the following link to register:

If clicking the link does not bring you to the registration page, please copy and paste this URL into your browser. You can also gain access to the registration page via our website ( and our Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts (links below).

Thank you so very much for your continued support of the Chisholm Project

Zinga A. Fraser, PhD

Brooklyn College

Assistant Professor Africana Studies Department and Women’s and Gender Studies Program

Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism

2900 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, New York 11210


Civil Rights Attorney, Racial Justice Advocate & Candidate for Mayor of NYC

Maya is a nationally recognized racial justice and equity advocate. As Counsel to the Mayor, she delivered for NYC on civil and immigrant rights, women and minority-owned business contracts, universal broadband access and more. After leaving City Hall, she held police accountable as Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, and worked to improve public education as a Co-Chair of the School Diversity Task Force. At the New School, where she served as a University Professor, she founded the Digital Equity Laboratory on universal and inclusive broadband. Maya is a veteran of both the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund and the ACLU, was a former Legal Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. She was the founder and president of the Center for Social Inclusion. Ms. Wiley holds a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law and a B.A in psychology from Dartmouth College.

Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism @ CUNY Brooklyn College (Professor)

Dr. Zinga A. Fraser is the Director of the Shirley Chisholm Project on Brooklyn Women’s Activism. She is also an Assistant Professor in the Africana Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies at Brooklyn College. Dr. Fraser is a foremost expert on Shirley Chisholm, Black Congressional Women and Black feminist politics. She is currently completing book entitled, Sister Insider/ Sister Outsider: Shirley Chisholm and Barbara Jordan, Black Women’s Politics in the Post-Civil Rights Era (in addition to another forthcoming book under contract with the Univ. of California Press on Chisholm’s intellectual legacy). She has appeared on local, national and international news outlets such as: The New York Times, Washington Post, Essence Magazine, Elle Magazine docuseries, Buzzfeed News, C-SPAN, BBC- Africa, NY1 and WNBC-TV, WABC- TV, USA Today, Chronicle of Higher Education, AP Press and the Amsterdam News and National Public Radio. Dr. Fraser obtained her PhD from Northwestern University, Masters of Arts from Columbia University and Bachelors of Arts from Temple University.


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