Coronado Democratic Club General Meeting – January 30, 2021
View Video of Presentation by Geneviéve Jones-Wright
Geneviéve Jones-Wright is the Executive Director of Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance (www.moralgovernance.org). Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance (MoGo) promotes good governance. MoGo is committed to engaging in litigation and various forms of advocacy that will make government more just and fully accountable to all people, particularly those who have been marginalized from society. Geneviéve will speak to the club about police reform and why it is necessary. This talk will also include a discussion on electronic surveillance and systemic racism since both issues have been triggers for the calls for both police reform and increased oversight.
Geneviéve was raised by her single mother in a low-income home in San Diego, California where devotion to family and self-respect was cultivated. In the fourth grade, Geneviéve decided to follow in the steps of Justice Thurgood Marshall and become a “social engineer.”
In keeping with the vision, Geneviéve obtained a J.D. from Howard Law after graduating from the University of San Francisco with a B.A. in mass media communications. She obtained an LL.M. in Trial Advocacy in a one-of-a-kind program specializing in federal criminal defense from California Western School of Law. She has practiced in federal court in both the Southern and Central Districts of California, and proudly served San Diego County as a public defender for 13 years where she represented poor people charged with serious crimes. She now serves the Community as the Founding Executive Director of MoGo.
Beyond the courtroom and policymaking, Geneviéve serves on the Board of Directors for the David’s Harp Foundation, is Vice President of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association, and is a volunteer attorney for the California Innocence Project. Geneviéve serves on the city of San Diego’s Commission on Gang Prevention and Intervention and is an adjunct professor at Point Loma Nazarene University.
Geneviéve’s life goal is to use the law as a tool for our most vulnerable groups and to advance society as a whole. For this reason, her most beloved title is community advocate.
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Coffee Talk #4: Racism: What’s Really Going On…And What Can We Do?
In this 4th session, Abdimalik Buul will provide participants with a safe, interactive space to learn, develop and share practical tools for identifying and transcending forms of bias, microaggressions, racism and begin to prepare us as change agents. He will start by defining its source and how it manifests. Dr. Buul will introduce a systematic approach utilizing a social justice, race-conscious framework to assist participants in unearthing bias and harm and planting seeds of justice to produce fruits of accountability and equity. A survey will be sent to our members as a pre-assessment to discover prior knowledge for customized responses.
Part One: Coffee Talk: The Start of Healing
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Let’s get started with movies that will educate and solidify your commitment to long-term involvement:
- 13th (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
- American Son (Kenny Leon) — Netflix
- Black Power Mixtape: 1967-1975 — Available to rent
- Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada) — Hulu with Cinemax
- Clemency (Chinonye Chukwu) — Available to rent
- Dear White People (Justin Simien) — Netflix
- Fruitvale Station (Ryan Coogler) — Available to rent
- I Am Not Your Negro (James Baldwin doc) — Available to rent or on Kanopy
- If Beale Street Could Talk (Barry Jenkins) — Hulu
- Just Mercy (Destin Daniel Cretton) — Amazon Prime Video
- King In The Wilderness — HBO
- See You Yesterday (Stefon Bristol) — Netflix
- Selma (Ava DuVernay) — Amazon Prime Video & Netflix
- The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution — Available to rent
- The Hate U Give (George Tillman Jr.) — Hulu with Cinemax
- When They See Us (Ava DuVernay) — Netflix
General Meeting 5.30.2020
Dr. Christian Ramers presentation on Covid-19
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