What if race wasn’t an issue? How would this dynamic shift the way we revere each other? What would a world like this look like? Well, Jill Jones, lifelong Jersey City resident and Rutgers University alumna has launched a lifestyle movement anchored in the need for neighbors to meet in the
middle rather than to fall victim to divisiveness.
Underwhelmed with performative allyship, The Jill Jones Statement, “White Can Not EXIST Without Black”, hones in on the notion that people of all backgrounds need one another to thrive and survive in a civil society. The project seeks to align with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal #10 focused on reduced inequalities. Sustainable Development Goal 10 one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals established by the United Nations in 2015. The full title is: “Reduce inequality within and among countries”.
The three-pronged approach to civic partnerships for the Jill Jones Movement includes the integration of cultural competency modules for city employees, anti-racism training for public educators and financial literacy curriculums offered to families throughout the city.
“By creating a level playing field where culture, race, and gender are honored and celebrated rather than criticized, we open doors to children and families who have been ostracized for representing their authentic selves. “notes founder Jill Jones. “Rather than seeing the world from two extremes- black and white- it is important that we meet in the middle to understand our collective existence and share our individual challenges in a way that unites rather than divides.”
Be on the lookout for Jill Jones to share her message in 2021.
For more information, go to www.thejjstatement.com