LGBTQ Anti-Violence Program Advocate
Jennifer is the LGBTQ anti-violence advocate for Milwaukee. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio but grew up in Seattle, Washington. She first entered into this work as a peer advocate through the Seattle-based nonprofit API Chaya. Jennifer partnered in creating and facilitating the educational workshop, “Slut Shaming: Examining a Culture Among Youth,” that was presented to direct service providers across Washington, in order to give voice to the needs / wants of young people who have experienced sexual violence. Jennifer obtained a B.A. in law, societies, and justice at the University of Washington while continuing to advocate for queer, trans, black, indigenous, and people of color experiencing any form of violence. She believes in the transformative power of deeply caring relations.
As she learns more about Milwaukee, her advocacy work seeks to combat violence and support the networks of tender community care that are critical to liberation.