Community Crush

We have a crush on….Malika Redmond…founding mother/sister of the International Black Youth Summit!


From a young age Malika Redmond has been a passionate social justice leader. In 1993, and at the age of 14, Malika founded the International Black Youth Summit (IBYS). The IBYS is an over a decade old organization focusing on developing community leadership, communication, and interpersonal relationship skills for youth globally. Malika has organized these conferences to hundreds of youth living in many major US cities, and countries such as, South Africa, Brazil, Jamaica, and Kenya.

During her undergraduate career, Malika was one of the founding members of the Spelman College Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance. After completing her undergraduate degree from Spelman College with a B.A. in Comparative Women’s Studies, Malika began working extensively, as a feminist, in the Reproductive Rights Movement. With organizations such as Choice USA, the National Center for Human Rights Education, and SisterSong Malika’s work has focused on educating people on the issues of reproductive rights, violence against women, and providing Human Rights 101 trainings. She also worked as an organizer, nationally, on the 2004 March for Women’s Lives, organizing women of color to the march.

Currently, Malika sits on the board of the National Women’s Health Network and is pursuing a MA in Women’s Studies at Georgia State University.

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