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JANETTA JOHNSON

Janetta Louise Johnsonborn and raised in Tampa Florida, is an American transgender rights activist, human rights activist, prison abolitionist, and transgender woman. She is the Chief Executive Officer of the TGI Justice Project. She co-founded the non-profit TAJA's Coalition in 2015. In 2017 she Co-Founded San Francisco’s Transgender Cultural District, a first for any U.S. City. Johnson's work is primarily concerned about the rights and safety of incarcerated and formerly-incarcerated transgender and gender-non-conforming people. She is a modern day Abolitionist who believes that the abolition of police and the prison industrial complex will help support the safety and wellbeing of her beloved community. She has been both politicized and mentored by Miss Major Griffin Gracy, veteran of the "Stonewall Riots" who identifies as her trans mother. Fighting anti-blackness and transmisogyny by uprooting and dismantling the prison industrial complex is miss Janettas spiritual calling.

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