Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 8:00 AM
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About Our Honoree
Jennifer Jones Austin is a Brooklyn born and raised fourth-generation faith and social justice leader in Brooklyn. As Chair of the NYC Racial Justice Commission, the first of its kind in the nation, she led the development and passage by the New York City electorate in 2022 of three unprecedented proposals to amend the city’s charter to dismantle structural racism and embed racial justice and equity in all government functions.
As CEO and Executive Director of FPWA, an anti-poverty, policy, and advocacy organization with 170 member agencies and faith partners, Ms. Jones Austin has led and secured monumental changes in social policy to strengthen and empower the disenfranchised and marginalized. She brings to her work a profound understanding of the link between race, poverty, law and social policy in America, and the role religion plays. Ms. Jones Austin is also a radio host; public speaker; author of Consider It Pure Joy; and editor of God in the Ghetto: A Prophetic Word Revisited. She is the Visiting Scholar at the New York University Silver School of Social Work and the Scholar in Residence at Alliance University Center for Racial Reconciliation (CRR).