Jewel Jordan

What is your work focused on?
Civic Engagement!

How long have you been doing this work? And what motivated you to do this work?
I’ve been doing this work for over 8 years. What motivated me was how much I didn’t know until I started to volunteer on a campaign. Connecting with citizens who knew how the government worked and were, therefore, able to advocate for issues impacting their community.

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If you could trade places with someone for a day, who would it be and why?
Mayor Levar Stoney, so I could defund Richmond Police Department and send those funds to where they belong…the community!!

What is the most exciting thing you have worked on or work you are most proud of?
It would have to be our annual Brown Virginia Dr. King Day of Action. We host this event every MLK Day with the purpose of bringing elected officials and members of the Governor’s Administration to our network. We then provide an open dialogue with activists and community organizers from all over the Commonwealth so our network can connect, learn and engage with others who share their passion for social/community issues.

This year because of COVID-19 we held the event virtually and had over 400 citizens from around the Commonwealth to hear directly for their representatives. This is what we are about. This is who I am, a civic engagement community organizer dedicated to the education and empowerment of the Black Community.

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