|Affiliation||Peace & Freedom
San Diego, California , United States
Mar 28, 2010 12:32am
|Info||7th grade at Horace Mann Jr. High School in East San Diego, Janice Jordan supported a probable teacher's strike by staying out of class for one day. Since that first act of civil disobedience in 1977, Janice has continued to support issues affecting the working class and the communities of color, including police brutality, the right to organize unions, homelessness, and environmental racism. Working and organizing in the neighborhoods, communities, and schools should be a priority of every individual. |
"Everyone of us has a part to play, no part is too small or too big and no one is too old or too young to do something."
Over the years, Janice has either volunteered with or supported the work of community groups and organizations including: The American Indian Health Center, The Alliance for Survival, The Kevin Barry Artt Defense Committee, Irish American Unity Conference, Native American Rights Network, Support Committee for Maquiladora Workers, The San Diego Coalition to Stop the Execution of Mumia Abu-Jamal, The Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, The San Diego Chapter of The California Coalition for Women Prisoners, The Committee Against Police Brutality, The Peace Resource Center, Desert Waves, and the Old Women's Project.
Currently, Janice supports the efforts of reparations for all of our African-American sisters and brothers who have survived the legacy left behind by slavery in our country. She condones the actions of the United States representatives at the United Nation's World Conference Against Racism. It is necessary for the United State's government to take responsibility for the harmful role it played in the shackling and deaths of millions of Africans. Janice also supports and is working on the unconditional release of Leonard Peltier, Mumia Abu Jamal, Theresa Cruz, H. Rap Brown, Terry Hanks and thousands of others who have been unjustly abused and incarcerated by a racist, sexist, classist, and homophobic justice system. She also supports the coalition efforts of local grassroots organizations in securing the freedom of political and social activist Sara Jane Olson. For more information on Sara, please log on to her website through the links page on this site.
Janice received the Bob Marley Peace Award on behalf of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners at the WorldBeat Center's (WBC) black history month event, "An Evening with Jamaican Dub Poet Mutabaruka" in February 2002. Presented by WBC's, Executive Director Makeda Cheatom, Janice accepted the award for all sisters behind California's prison walls. During Women's History Month in March 2003, Janice and other activists from the San Diego California Coalition for Women Prisoners will be organizing a vigil in front of Las Colinas Women's Detention Facility.
Janice is currently working with her mother Marilyn Jordan on her autobiography and hopes to finish the screenplay by Spring 2003.