- October 21, 2015
- 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
California Institute of Integral Studies
1453 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Janetta Johnson, Executive Director of TGI Justice, speaks about transgender women in prison, solitary confinement, and re-entry.
Janetta Louise Johnson is the Executive Director of TGI Justice Project. TGI Justice Project is a group of transgender people-inside and outside of prison-creating a united family in the struggle for survival and freedom. They work in collaboration with others to forge a culture of resistance and resilience to strengthen the community for the fight against imprisonment, police violence, racism, poverty, and societal pressures. Johnson is an Afro-American Transsexual from Tampa, Florida. She moved to San Francisco in 1997, where she has worked in various capacities at non-profits and social service agencies. She recently survived 3 years in federal prison and is committed to developing strategies and interventions to reduce the recidivism rate of the transgender community. Janetta's involvement with TGI Justice dates back to 2006. She served as Interim Organizing Director in November/December '08, planned vibrant grassroots fundraisers, and later put her skills as a community organizer, trainer, and activist to use inside as she fiercely and tirelessly advocated for her rights as a transgender person in jail and prison.