SUZANNE PHARR

Suzanne Pharr, Southern queer feminist and anti-racist worker, founded the Women’s Project with the goal of eliminating sexism and racism through dismantling systems of violence and economic injustice. Since 1980, her approach to social change work has been to analyze oppressions as both systemic and intersectional in their makeup and impact and to develop strategies that are inclusive of all affected. Her work has been with multi-racial, multi-issued organizations: the co-founder of Southerners on New Ground, director of the Highlander Center, and founding member of the Southern Movement Assembly.  She is the author of Homophobia: A Weapon of Sexism and In the Time of the Right: Reflections on Liberation.