Ilana Landsberg-Lewis is fiercely dedicated to the lives of the women and girls she serves. Her lifelong commitment to equity, social justice, racial inclusiveness and progressive causes is evident in every step of her personal and professional path.
In this talk, Ilana will discuss the ways that she puts her feminist vision into practice by shaping the ideas, goals and practices of the Stephen Lewis Foundation, a successful organization dedicated to helping turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa. As the Executive Director of the foundation, she fosters a working environment where every voice is equally respected, and this respect and trust is something she has also fostered with the African AIDS activists, insisting on treating them as the experts. Ilana will share the ways that she has been a positive role model and the ways that other women and men can join in developing the capacity to be global citizens making positive change.
Reception to follow in the Atrium.
Co-sponsored by: Women’s Studies; The Dean of ARTS; Sociology and Legal Studies; INDEV; One Waterloo; The Women’s Centre
200 University Avenue West
Waterloo, ON N2L 3G1