The Chisholm Project congratulates our Director, Dr. Zinga A. Fraser for her nomination as the honoree of the 2021 Shirley Chisholm Conference. Dr. Fraser is being recognized for her work to expand the public consciousness around Rep. Shirley Chisholm and Black women’s political leadership—and for her numerous contributions to promote social justice, politics, education, and community empowerment. Prior to becoming the Director of the Chisholm Project, Dr. Fraser has served as U.S. Policy Director for the Women’s Development Organization and as a legislative aide in the office of the late Congressman Major Owens. Currently, she is an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Department at Brooklyn College, CUNY.
This year the Shirley Chisholm Conference is also honoring the Hon. Dr. Una S.T. Clarke and TSU Local 100 leader Earl Phillips. The Conference is hosted every year by The Caribbean Research Center at Medgar Evers College. The purpose of the conference is to honor and promote the legacy of Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm. Past honorees at the Shirley Chisholm Conference have included: NYS Attorney General Letitia James; NYC Council Leader Laurie Cumbo; and the late William Howard (Chisholm’s friend and campaign finance manager)
This year’s Shirley Chisholm Conference will be held virtually on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 from 6:30pm to 8:00pm. The theme is “Gender, Activism, and Social Justice.