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Farzana Moshi discusses her studies in public/global health and her community organizing work with two local institutions: Hudson/Catskill Housing Coalition (HCHC) and Jaago Hudson, a group she co-founded that addresses sexual and domestic violence in Hudson's South Asian community. She narrates her experiences growing up in Hudson as a first-generation Bangladeshi woman, her trauma and survival of sexual abuse, her process of becoming a "rebel" in her community, and her goals and hopes for a healthier and more just world.
Jen Zoble is an educator, literary translator, and audio artist. She teaches writing and translation theory and practice in Liberal Studies at NYU, and translates literature from Balkan languages and Spanish into English.
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