The Empowerment Project

March 15, 2018 at 6:30pm


View the Empowerment Project Trailer

View the Empowerment Project post-screening panel discussion


Our panelists:


Ingrid Jensen
Jazz Musician

Hailed as one of the most gifted trumpeters of her generation, Ingrid has performed with a multi-generational cast of jazz legends ranging from Clark Terry to Esperanza Spalding. In addition to her busy sideman and featured soloist schedule, Jensen leads her own quintet, quartet and organ trio. Her own bands have garnered glowing reviews and a loyal fan base in Australia, South Africa, almost every country in Europe, across Canada, the US, South America (including Brazil, Peru and Chile), Japan and Mexico.


Diana Gonzales
Director of the Unaccompanied Migrant Children’s Program
Leake and Watts Services, Inc. 

Diana Gonzalez is the Director for the Unaccompanied Migrant Children’s Program at Leake and Watts Services, Inc. Through the years she has been a staunch advocate for helping children in need in Westchester County and the rest of New York; whether it is migrant children or teens with emotional and behavioral challenges. When Diana isn’t leading one of New York’s only programs for unaccompanied youth, she is a mother of two girls and a student, having received a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, a Developing Leaders Diploma from the Columbia Business School, and currently pursuing her MBA.


Ridvan Foxhall
Educator, Occupational Therapist, and Social Entrepreneur
New Era Creative Space

Ridvan Foxhall is an educator, occupational therapist, and social entrepreneur. As a therapist, she works with children with special needs. She is the founder of the Peekskill chapter of Children’s Theatre Company, and the owner of New Era Creative Space in Peekskill, a non-profit dedicated to “enriching the lives of children and youth.” With her husband Eric, she offers a monthly program called “A Vision Of Race Unity: Transcending Racism and Reimagining Race.”