Johnaé Strong is an edu­ca­tor, orga­niz­er and writer who has been work­ing at the inter­sec­tion of social move­ments, heal­ing and edu­ca­tion for over a decade. Johnaé is a found­ing mem­ber and leader of BYP100, a polit­i­cal orga­ni­za­tion for Black peo­ple 18 – 35 work­ing for lib­er­a­tion for all Black peo­ple. Her work has spanned across com­mu­ni­ty and labor with a focus on cam­paigns against state vio­lence and school pri­va­ti­za­tion and ampli­fy­ing com­mu­ni­ty-led strate­gies for cre­at­ing a more just and safe soci­ety. Johnaé holds a Bach­e­lor of Arts in Inter­na­tion­al Stud­ies and Master’s of Arts in Edu­ca­tion from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Chica­go. When she isn’t writ­ing, Johnaé can be found mak­ing music, los­ing dance bat­tles to her two chil­dren: Akeim and Jari, or in her home­town of Cleve­land, Ohio.
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