Herstory's 21st Annual Gala, April 22nd 2017 

Voices United: Stories of Resistance

Now more than ever there are voices

that need to be heard and Herstory

makes this possible.

Please join us for our 21st Annual Gala

Saturday, April 22nd 2017 where you

will have the opportunity to hear stories

from Herstory writers who continue to

fight against the injustice they and

their loved ones face. 

We invite you to experience Herstory in

action, please join us as we honor:

Builders Award
Jason Starr, Esq., Assistant Counsel to the Governor

Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo  

Visionary Leaders Award

Linda Mejias, Esq., Officer of the Long Island Hispanic Bar Association

Find out more about Linda Mejias, Esq. here.

Commitment to Justice Award

Anissa D. Moore, Long Beach Councilwoman

Find out more about Anissa D. Moore here.

Partners for Change Award

Hofstra University Partners 

Dr. Greg Maney & Dr. Yvonne Teems, Center for Civic Engagement 

Dr. Geri Solomon, Special Collections Asst. Dean

Ethna D. Lay, Digital Research Center

Dr. Liena Gurevich, Criminology Department

We applaud our honorees and invite you to reserve your seat and sponsorship or sponsor a seat for some of our writers who will not be able to attend without your help. You can find more sponsorship information here.


To purchase tickets or a sponsorship, please click here, For more information you can contact our office at contactus@herstorywriters.org or call us at 631-676-7395

Proceeds from the Fundraiser will enable Herstory to continue to: 
  • Providing writing workshops in English and Spanish to Long Islanders who seek to create change through the telling of their own life experience.  

  • Support the development of meaningful memoirs which will provide educators, social change advocates, and lawmakers with an effective tool for change.  

  • Expand Herstory’s Youth Writing for Justice program into more high schools and universities and enable students to take action on their campus. 

  • Sustain Herstory's workshops in Long Island's jails, reaching over 200 incarcerated women and girls each year.