Alison Starr Fischer, junior at Hunter College, strikes to expand her knowledge and skills based on her passion in volunteering for the Cross-Cultural Solutions program in Russia, focused on identifying the social challenges and cultural perspectives of Eastern Europe.
In her letter of appreciation, she said,”Working with the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute has been a splendid experience for me and has expanded my opportunities in too many ways to count. I look forward to more opportunities to represent BALI to the domestic and international community and working with the girls, Liz Abzug, and Yu Wai Maung to perpetuate our mission goals and our message…. BALI has brought out the core of me“.
BALI Summer Intensive Leadership and Debate Training 2011 Trainees Volunteered at the SEX, POWER AND SPEAKING TRUTH: ANITA HILL 20 YEARS LATER CONFERENCE HELD AT HUNTER COLLEGE ON OCTOBER 15TH.
“As a 19 year old female and busy student, attending the Anita Hill Conference on October 15, 2011 truly was life altering. Before the conference, I didn’t know Anita Hill, what she stood for, or what she symbolized to so many women who have been in her position. After the conference that same day, I realized why she was and still is to this day an inspiration to women and men. She not only spoke in front of her peers and colleagues nationally against sexual harassment, she simply SPOKE UP which is a skill most men and women do not have the ability to do. Teaching this skill, including many others, is what the Bella Abzug Leadership Institute (BALI) is all about. BALI helps young women, such as myself develop leadership skills required for the making a difference in the world”.- Angela Sabblah, BALI Intern.
Erica Forman, BALI Chairperson, Liz Abzug, President/CEO of BALI, and BALI Trainees: ALison FIscher and Stefani Gjorgievska and Hannah Whalen, BALI Intern, Eija Ayravainen, Vice President for Student Affairs at SEX, POWER AND SPEAKING TRUTH: ANITAL HILL 20 YEARS LATER on October 15th at Hunter College.