Key Jackson (1st Nation- Black and Makah)

Community Organizer

Bringing her own experiences as a low income queer person of color existing in a variety of communities and a commitment to grass roots change, Key Jackson worked at GSAFE Wisconsin as Educational Justice Coalition Organizer. Key is a west coast native and prior to joining GSAFE she worked within the student movement towards Racial, Queer, Abled, Migrant, Educational and Housing justice for the past seven years. This work includes working with Basic Rights Oregon on marriage equality campaigns that were truly inclusive of youth, queer people of color, allied communities of color and students. Key has worked on electoral campaigns, organized state wide advocacy legislative work and leadership development programs while designing and implementing racial justice programs. She also loves X-files and long walks on the beach. She currently lives and supports community organizing in New Orleans, LA.

Presentations from Facing Race 2014

This is How We Do It: Youth Led Racial Justice

A new generation of racial justice leaders are interrupting and innovating in the ways racial justice work is made relevant in our times. In various ways, young people are working creatively, intersectionally and courageously to set our nation on course for the racially just future we deserve. Who are some of the leaders guiding this next epoch? What models, tools, practices and cultural strategies are there to build a more just, inclusive foundation for their generation and the ones that follow? Join in this conversation amongst movement makers, as they share thoughts on what’s hot in racial justice now, and what's on the come up in the years ahead.

Speakers: FM Supreme, Ramiro Luna, Sharon Davies, Jaime-Jin Lewis, Key Jackson (1st Nation- Black and Makah)