Shivana Jorawar

Shivana is a legal advocate, community organizer, and artist. In May 2011, she graduated from Emory University School of Law, where she was Co-Chair of Law Students for Reproductive Justice, on the executive board of Emory’s LGBTQ legal association, and led service trips for the Emory Public Interest Committee. She has been a legal clerk at the New York State Division of Human Rights, the American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. From 2006 to 2008, Shivana worked with Sakhi for South Asian Women, a non-profit dedicated to ending violence against women of South Asian origin, as an intern and then as a Volunteer Coordinator. While at Sakhi, she spearheaded efforts to expand the organization’s reach into neglected communities, namely New York City’s Indo-Caribbean population. In 2007, Shivana co-founded Jahajee Sisters, a New York-based movement-building organization, led by Indo-Caribbean women, that seeks to foster women’s empowerment through dialogue, arts, leadership development, and grassroots organizing. She currently sits on the Jahajee Sisters Steering Committee. Shivana is also a classical Indian dancer and a spoken word poet, who seeks to use her art to illuminate women’s trauma and resilience. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University.

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