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The Powerful Voice of Activist Katherine Acey Comes to Lasell

March 21, 2016

Feminist and activist Katherine Acey will speak as a part of the Fuss Center's Talk of Ages Women's History Month program about activism, aging, and bridging the generations together on Tuesday, March 29 at Lasell College's Rosen Auditorium at 7 p.m. The talk is open to the community.

Acey, best known for her expertise and commitment to LGBTQ and social justice feminist philanthropy, is a Senior Activist Fellow at the Barnard College Center for Research on Woman and is the former Executive Director of GRIOT Circle - a people of color LGBTQ elder community organization.

Acey, as part of the program co-sponsored by the Rosemary B. Fuss Center for Research on Aging and Intergenerational Studies and the Donahue Institute for Ethics, Diversity and Inclusion, will speak about her work and her talk will be followed by an intergenerational panel of respondents.

Acey has been honored by a number of organizations for her work including The Women's Funding Network for her leadership in building a multi-cultural women's funding movement, the CrossCultural Black Women's Studies Institute for International Women's Leadership and the Women & Philanthropy LEAD Award. She previously served as the Executive Director of Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice for twenty-three years (1987 - 2010) and holds an MS from Columbia University School of Social Work.