Lisa Genn

Lawyer, Community Organizer & Activist

Lisa works with leaders in communities most deeply affected by societal injustices on community-based campaigns improving civic literacy, engagement and empowering underserved communities in the political arena

Lisa is is currently working with numerous progressive Senatorial, Congressional and other campaigns on a major series of fundraising campaigns as well as on field organizing strategy.  She is also on the Board President of and a Teaching Artist with House of the Roses Volunteer Dance Company — a non-profit organization that provides free dance and creative movement workshops to children and youth in New York City’s homeless shelters and community centers.

Lisa is a graduate of Columbia University and NYU School of Law. She has worked as an Assistant and then Associate Editor at Foreign Affairs magazine, and has practiced law in the private, public, and non-profit sectors, with a particular focus on civil rights work in areas of immigration, gender discrimination, police accountability, voting rights, and campaign finance reform. While in the private sector, Lisa sued banks that had defrauded both institutional and individual investors during the aftermath of the financial crisis of 2008. Her past and present volunteer work includes working to develop conflict resolution skills with at-risk youth through Columbia’s Peace Games program, serving as a certified counselor on an anonymous crisis hotline, mediating for and training mediators for a volunteer mediation program in New York’s Small Claims Court, and teaching legal research skills and civics to people incarcerated in federal prisons throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Lisa is thrilled to bring her passion for social justice and her abiding hope for a lasting peace in the Middle East to the work of AFCFP. She may be a dreamer, but she’s not the only one. (credit: Ricardo Andre Studios photography)