Men’s Peer Education Program Coordinator
Gaurav Jashnani joined Columbia Health in 2010. Prior to joining Columbia Health, he was a Media Educator at Global Action Project, a 2010 recipient of a prestigious National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award. Gaurav has also spent the last few years co-founding and leading the Challenging Male Supremacy Project (CMS), an organization that works to build "allyship" and shift personal and political practice among men engaged in social justice work. CMS collaborates closely with generationFIVE, the StoryTelling and Organizing Project, and a host of New York City organizations to support efforts to prevent and respond to violence in transformative ways.
Gaurav was also a Fulbright Scholar in Argentina from 2006-7, where he supported community organizing efforts for sexual violence, particularly child sexual abuse. He also pursued a course of research entitled "Trauma, Recovery and Political Action," which examined the ways that autonomous organizing among trauma survivors contributed to their processes of healing and self-empowerment.