Social Justice Advocate, Community Activist
Avery Jackson is a full time curator of organized resistance to all intersectional oppressions and is currently majoring in Sociology at Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA. Avery began organizing with the NAACP Youth Council in Des Moines, IA and continued on as the Chair of the NAACP National Youth Works Committee. While attending Morehouse Avery has been instrumental in facilitating the development of Black radical spaces committed to intersectional liberation for all Black people. In 2014 the work to curate free spaces started with #AUCShutItDown, a organizing collective mobilizing students at Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, and Morehouse School of Medicine. #AUCShutItDown’s intersectional and pragmatic strategy led to the development of Atlanta Black Students United, a coalition of Black student organizations in Atlanta. More recently, Avery has been key in the development of #ATLisREADY, an innovative network for the progressive and radical movement in Atlanta. Avery’s commitment to resistance is intersectional and varied. Avery is currently the Energy Democracy Fellow for the Partnership for Southern Equity and is engaged in disrupting environmental racism through democratizing rural electrical cooperatives. Avery’s work also includes facilitating youth forums on identity politics and challenging social constructions, as well as grassroots strategizing and social justice trainings. Avery was among a few students who pushed for and actively serves on the Morehouse College Campus Climate Task Force to address discrimination and sexual violence on-campus. Avery is committed to active resistance against societal ills and accepted traditions that disenfranchise or exploit any and all Black people.
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