Suzanne Persard

Writer and activist, co-founder of Jahajee Sisters

Suzanne Persard is a New York City born and raised writer and activist, with Indo-Caribbean roots from Jamaica. She is a founding member of Jahajee Sisters, the first organization for Indo-Caribbean women in the U.S. committed to ending gender-based violence. She has worked in social justice movements for a decade and serves on the LGBT Coordination Group of Amnesty International. In 2014, she was profiled by the Smithsonian for her contributions to Indo-Caribbean writing and activism in the United States.