Susan Lob currently teaches Introduction to Community Organizing at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Ms. Lob founded and for the last 9 years has directed the Voices of Women Organizing Project (VOW), an organization that brings together a diverse group of survivors of domestic violence from across the City to fight to ensure that battered women get the services they need and hold accountable the systems they turn to. Ms. Lob recently authored a report on how NYC Family Courts endanger battered women and children. The report was based on a 3 year effort spearheaded by VOW members to document abuses in the system and has received national attention. She received a Union Square Award and a Sunshine Peace Award for this work.
She has been a professional organizer for over 25 years, helping community residents and victims of abuse demand a seat at the table, shape policies and fight for justice. She worked on a range of issues: tenant organizing and the fight for affordable housing; reducing infant mortality & the need for prenatal care services; welfare rights; child welfare & Family Court reform; food coop organizing; fighting for needed transportation; and ending violence against women.
T7330: Introduction to Community Organizing