Ifeoma Ike

Ifeoma Ike, Esq. is a Lehman College Professor, Founder of Pink Cornrows visionary of the Black Policy Lab, which explores how culture, research and policy informs and impacts communities of color. A natural problem solver, Ify has driven public policy as a former researcher for the American Bar Association, counsel on the US House Judiciary Committee, senior policy advocate at the Innocence Project, and as Deputy Executive Director of NYC Young Men’s Initiative.

 Ify has designed efforts to address mental health, criminal justice, teacher diversity, workforce inclusion, gender-based discrimination and international relief. An award-winning change agent and activist, Ify’s creativity has supported social movements, including NYC Men Teach; tech inclusion camp “Change the Game;” Black and Brown People Vote; NYC’s Black mental health strategy--Sisters & Brothers Thrive; and Mass Bail Out--the nation’s largest bail action, freeing over 100 women, children and LGBTQ persons from Rikers in a month.

Past Olios with Ifeoma Ike

A New Contract with Black America: Where Do We Go From Here?

In this Olio, we’ll explore some of the real considerations missed in the conversation around the “Black Vote,” the misunderstood motivators as to how Black communities vote, and the dismissal in progressive and conservative spaces of Black independence, autonomy and choice. We'll then come together, in session two to process the aftermath of the election and shine some historical context onto the political stage playing out in front of us.

Venue: None

Teacher: Ifeoma Ike

Nov. 8, 2020, 8 p.m.

Do You Have Kids? The Politics of Motherhood

What are people really trying to get at when they ask “Do You Have Any Kids?" Join professor and activist Ifeoma Ike at the beautiful William Vale Hotel for an evening of discussion about motherhood and femininity in today's landscape, nearly 100 years after women received the right to vote.

Venue: The William Vale Hotel

Teacher: Ifeoma Ike

Nov. 15, 2019, 7:30 p.m.

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Olio: A miscellaneous collection of art and literature.