Episode 105: Gina Clayton-Johnson.
Gina Clayton-Johnson is the Executive Director of Essie Justice Group, which she founded (named after her great grandmother Essie Bailey) in 2014 to harness the collective power of women with incarcerated loved ones to end mass incarceration’s harm to women and communities. Gina has spent more than a decade advocating for communities of color. Her experiences as an organizer and civil rights activist in South Los Angeles led her to pursue law. In her first year as a student at Harvard Law School, someone Gina loves was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Despite years of work in racial justice and organizing prior to law school, it was this painful personal experience that would put her on a new course. There is a lot more to tell about Gina’s work and the many awards she received, and we will put this information in our show-notes, but let’s talk to Gina herself.
For more info about Gina and her organisation visit: www.essiejusticegroup.org
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Published on: Friday august 20th 2021.