Hannah Jones

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Hannah Jones

Hannah Jones lives in Seattle, Washington. She learned a passion for justice from her parents, a high school history teacher and a labor advocate, and a love for the non-human world growing up in the Pacific Northwest. Her upbringing in an a-typical Mormon household as a queer white woman was quite formative, though she is still figuring all the implications of that out. What she does know is that she is continually inspired by the strong women in her family. She owes much of her political development to mentors and friends in Swarthmore and Philadelphia, and to those fighting mountaintop removal in Central Appalachia. From them, she learned about the deeply entrenched nature of environmental, racial, and economic injustice. Hannah worked part-time for the Responsible Endowments Coalition, and was a member of the Maypop Collective.[1]

Education

Washington comrades

La Guipi February 26, 2018 ·

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With Hannah Jones, Kelsen Caldwell and Stina Janssen.

Progressive Philly Rising

When Hannah Jones - Maypop Collective was first approached about joining a newly-emerging progressive coalition in Philadelphia that was backing John Hanger for governor, she was conflicted. So when Progressive Philly Rising approached the Maypop Collective for support, "I moved past my initial hesitation and listened". They presented a long-term vision for progressive and working class power in Philadelphia that inspired and excited us in Maypop. We talked and thought and paced and questioned. We worked through the ways in which the fight for ecological justice in Philadelphia is inextricably linked with the fight for economic and racial justice. After much deliberation, we decided to join the coalition.

On February 1st, 2014, over 250 people gathered at Arch Street United Methodist Church for PPR’s first public event to hear about its vision. The event featured a host of community organizers from Philadelphia, including Nancy Dung Nguyen with Boat People SOS, Kia Philpot Hinton with Action United, Mohammad Shukur with the Unified Taxi Worker Alliance, Desi Burnette, an organizer for migrant justice, and others.

Members of the Point Breeze Organizing Committee (PBOC) opened the program by calling on the audience to imagine what it could look like for progressive forces in Philly to build power and WIN. Multiple speakers affirmed that we CAN overcome corporations and their mounds of cash. We heard members of PBOC talk about challenging a powerful developer from controlling parts of the Point Breeze neighborhood. And they won. We heard about hotel workers overcoming corporate intimidation and winning on a union contract.[2]

Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing

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Revolutionary Strategies to Beat the Rising Right Wing, was a nationwide conference call organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Sunday October 30, 2016.

What's the nature of this right-wing threat? What has this election cycle changed about the political terrain we're fighting on? How do we need to prepare for whats coming after the election? Hear about these crucial questions from our panel of top political strategists, including Nelini Stamp, Bill Fletcher, Jr., Linda Burnham, and Sendolo Diaminah.

Those indicating they would attend, on Facebook included Hannah Jones.[3]

LeftRoots

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In October , 2017 Hannah Jones (Organizer, rural Washington) & Rapheal Randall (Organizer, Philadelphia) were LeftRoots members.

We both joined LeftRoots because we knew that our local movement work was important but not enough, and because we believe the Left needs a coherent national strategy if it is serious about building the power to transform and govern society. But we didn’t imagine that we would actually be developing ourselves as revolutionary strategists! Who imagines THAT?![4]

Strategy team

LeftRoots strategy team, October 2017.

LeftRoots Strategy Lab Advance Team

LeftRoots Strategy Lab Advance Team, 2019.

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Youth Convergence of the People's Climate March

Christine Cordero September 20, 2014 ·

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Nene Igietseme of @ Center for Story-based Strategy rocking the Storytellers Training at the Youth Convergence of the People's Climate March. #OurPower #PeoplesClimate — with Tina Johnson, Hannah Jones, Lauren Wood and Joe Solomon.

Maypop Collective

Maypop Collective members May 2014.

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Will Lawrence, Zein Nakhoda, Dinah Dewald, Alexa Ross, Hannah Jones, Sachie Hopkins Hayakawa.

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