Women’s Fellowship at Community Change aims to build the community organizing leadership of formerly incarcerated women

June 3, 2019 4:15 pm

For immediate release: June 3, 2019

Contact: Tawana Jacobs, tjacobs@communitychange.org or 301.325.8687

Women’s Fellowship at Community Change aims to build the community organizing leadership of formerly incarcerated women

Washington, D.C. – The Women’s Fellowship, a new program at Community Change, is underway to develop the leadership of formerly incarcerated women of color, or those directly impacted by incarceration and the criminal justice system.

This 12-month program seeks to develop these leaders into powerful 21st-century community organizers by equipping them with the tools to build relationships that help shape policy decisions and increase their understanding of how power is attained and wielded at home, work and in their communities. Through training and political education sessions, the women will collaborate to create a governing agenda rooted in undoing the historical trauma for themselves, their communities and the criminal justice system.    

According to Aida M. Cuadrado Bozzo, a Community Change organizer who heads the program, “Each woman brings expertise,  a compelling personal story, and innovative organizing experience to the fellowship. The skills they build in the program will only enhance their commitment to bettering the outlook in their communities. These women are the vanguard that will bring about a new world of justice.”  

Introducing the Community Change Women’s Fellowship 2019-2020 Class

Carla “Bam” Taylor    Georgia
Dolfinette Martin    Louisiana
Jasmine Bissonette    Oregon
Jessica Contreras Quezada    North Carolina
Jonel Beauvais    Akwesasne, Mohawk Reservation
Julee Burnett    Pennsylvania
Noemi Romero Gomez    Arizona
Pamela Winn    Georgia
Tammy Alsaada    Ohio
Tayna Fogle    Kentucky

 

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Community Change is a national social justice organization that builds the power of low-income people of color to fight for a society where everyone can thrive.

 

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