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Jameelah Lewis, is the newest Advocacy Teams Organizer for Friends Committee on National Legislation.

Prior to joining FCNL, she served as a state PREA (Prison Rape Elimination Act) coordinator/advocate, at Signs of H.O.P.E. With a passion to make an impact on the prison industrial complex and her community, Jameelah has centered her personal and professional life to uphold and lift transformative work. In her role at FCNL she is excited to take her advocacy skills to a global level.

After graduating in 2018 from University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a B.A. in Criminal Justice, minoring in African American and African Diaspora Studies, Jameelah transitioned from being involved in university and national social justice networks to focus her energy on community restorative and transformative justice movements.

Eager to find her next calling, she became a YP4 fellow (now alumni), FCNL Advocacy Corps Member (now alumni), and community activist with the Mass Liberation project. Jameelah continues to push forward in these efforts as a board member for The Wild West Fund. As a community activist Jameelah has been involved with creating spaces for people to engage in healing, art, legislative action, protest, and just showing up to offer support.

Not only an advocate, but an activist for social change, equity, and anti-violence, Jameelah has committed to supporting the community in building a better future for the next generations by empowering folx to use their voice and act today.

 

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