Move Forward staten island’s Media coverage

Move Forward Staten Island’s efforts have been well documented in the media, creating visibility, awareness and change in the borough. Below you will find highlights, quotes and other honorable mentions.


women’s advocacy

staten island advance - march 2018

The Art Lab will examine how creative women turn accounts of oppression and abuse into art, art that foments change.

West Brighton artist Susan Grabel is narrating the slide show and moderating the discussion; the panelists are Lorie Honor of Staten Island Women Who March, Shereese Mullings of Island Voice, and Julienne Verdi of Move Forward Staten Island.

women’s Advocacy

staten island advance - March 2018

A progressive Staten Island group will hold a talk on gender parity Wednesday night in New Brighton.

Move Forward Staten Island (MFSI) will host the panel titled Press for Progress at the Unitarian Church of Staten Island on Fillmore Street starting at 7 p.m.

The event will be held the night before International Woman's Day, and will feature a panel of five women discussing how to build an "intersectional and inclusive women's movement on Staten Island."

Julienne Verdi, and Jessica Indelicato -- co-chairs of MFSI -- will moderate the event.

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women’s advocacy

staten island advance - february 2018

On Valentine's Day the group Verdi founded last year, Move Forward Staten Island, launched a social media campaign to address violence against women and girls.

"We launched this campaign because there is a serious epidemic of intimate partner violence and sexual violence and misconduct on Staten Island. Even more troubling, is the culture of silence and shaming of victims and survivors of violence that has endured here for far too long," said Verdi.