In this episode Jenifer Lumpkin shares her experience as a community organizer for Cleveland VOTES, as well as how legacy farming contributes to upholding black sovereignty and building sustainable communities.
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"The justice starts with healing and it really goes into cultural understanding and translation, and then reciprocity and having a symbiotic relationship and a healing relationship with the more than human world.”
Jenifer Lumpkin (Episcopal Volunteers, Cleveland 2011-2012)
Based off of Rumi’s poem “Dance,” Broken Open is a podcast where we dive into how our JVC community has faced the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Looking through the lenses of spirituality, simple living, community, and social justice, we speak with folks who can offer an intentional voice of reflection as they continue to do essential work in vulnerable populations.
Creative Community Builders, LLC
Cuyahoga County Jail Coalition
Jennifer Lumpkin is a Catalytic Strategist and Community Organizer working primarily on voter mobilization and equity-building in Northeast Ohio as the Director of Strategy and Engagement for Cleveland VOTES and dedicated community organizer in coalitions across the City of Cleveland including Black Lives Matter Cleveland and the Cuyahoga County Jail Coalition, respectively. Jennifer founded Creative Community Builders, LLC in 2016 after organizing in Cleveland and Washington, D.C. with a foundation on legacy farming, Black sovereignty and multilateral solidarity through her evolving work facilitating MyGrowConnect.org. Her organizing and partnership practice are rooted in supporting the development of sustainable communities through creative relationship building, cultural organizing and mindful resource connections.
Broken Open was produced, written, edited, and hosted by Emily with supervision from Dominique Troy. Graphics by Ethix Merch and original music by Casa Lilian Santiago: Jack Broderick, Roisin Goebelbecker, Jackie Kirsch, Liam O’Toole, Sydney Theis, and Giselle Tolentino.