Janea Jamison

Director of Programs

Janea Jamison is a longtime advocate for race and gender justice. Her justice lens focuses on centering BIPOC women and girls in policy, organizing, and advocacy to develop a roadmap for equity . Currently, Janea leads all programming strategies for the Power Coalition. Her work includes the statewide growth of the Power Coalition and the implementation of core programming, including She Leads– a leadership program for female leaders of color; Black Men and Boys Statewide work; voting rights work; and policy/advocacy work. Under Janea’s leadership, the Power Coalition lead a successful 2019 statewide Census campaign that utilized a digital informed approach to reach thousands of “Hard to Count” Louisianians across the state during a pandemic. She also leads a comprehensive Election Protection Program in partnership with NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund and The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.

Prior to her position with the Power Coalition, Janea worked with the East Baton Rouge Metro Council as the Legislative Assistant to Councilwoman Erika L. Green (D-5) and Court System Supervisor in Assumption Parish under the leadership of Mayor Ron Animashaun. Her program areas included constituent relations and youth development. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Master’s in Public Administration from Southern University and A&M College in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. In her spare time, she volunteers for local nonprofits such as Imagination Leads, Butterfly Society, St. Vincent De Paul, Big Buddy Program, and DreamWorks Louisiana. She is a 2020 Institute of Politics: Loyola University New Orleans Cohort and a 2019 BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership & Dignity) Fellow.

Janea is a native of Louisiana and hosts a weekly podcast called Her Story, where she creates opportunities for critical dialogue and action for Black Women who have defied obstacles and turned them into success. Through a commitment to service to a cause greater than self, she hopes to inspire millennials to take an active stand in their communities.

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