Speaker Profile

Melissa DeGezelle

Temple Association of University Professionals and United Academics of Philadelphia of American Federation of Teachers

Melissa DeGezelle is an adjunct professor of writing and humanities. She is an activist and labor organizer, currently bargaining for a part-time faculty union at Temple University. She serves as Co-Chair of the Racial Justice Committee of The United Academics of Philadelphia. She works as a birth doula and a patient advocate at a women's center. She teaches medical students how to perform consent-based, feminist sexual health exams. She is a poet and a single mother.

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