Jamillah Gabriel
"Serving on the IVoW Circle of Directors I contribute in a way that supports diversity and inclusivity within the female experience, and that speaks to all women, particularly women of color who don't necessarily identify with feminism but still possess feminist values. I think it's important for us to recognize our shared experiences, but even more important to acknowledge and validate those ways in which our experiences are very different. This will allow us to bridge those differences while living in our own truths."
Jamillah Gabriel is a native Californian and recent transplant to the Midwest region. She holds a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and a Bachelors Degree in Black Studies and Journalism from California State University, Long Beach. Her educational background directly informs her work as Librarian of the Black Cultural Center at Purdue University.

Jamillah's passion is as a librarian, educator, and cultural worker who places great emphasis on teaching information literacy, promoting diversity, preserving cultural heritage, and educating about the African Diaspora. She seeks to contribute to community in ways that support women of all backgrounds, and that also encourage connections through multiculturalism, civic engagement, and public programs.

Her most recent endeavors include:
  • Collaboration with Black Girls Code to facilitate a workshop for black girls ages 7-17
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