Students for Economic Justice 2014 Fellowship
Joshua Jones has had the opportunity to work on many projects in the San Diego area because of his work with Pillars of the Community, an organization that focuses on social justice issues in South East San Diego. He is helping others by sharing his experiences because he firmly believes that knowledge is power and setting an example for underrepresented and marginalized youth is essential to creating change. Joshua majors in Sociology and spent last semester as an English tutor at City College in the English Center. Since a youth, Joshua has been affected greatly by many social injustices, so he is passionate about creating change. He really cares about his community and people who makes it easier for him to be very effective in creating change through community service. He practices humanitarian values and inspires young people to believe in themselves and to know that they can make a difference in themselves and in their community. He is passionate about organizing our students and community to become more politically involved. One clear example was his involvement in the Rally for Treyvon Martin. In addition, he helped organize the successful Know Your Rights workshop with the American Civil Liberties Union. He has attended workshops led by the San Diego Organizing Project, a faith based organization focused on “creating hope and opportunities for youth in San Diego”. Most recently he had the opportunity to participate in Lobby Day 2014 in April in Sacramento, CA. He enjoys collaborating with a diverse range of professors, students, program directors, and community members and integrating their perspectives in organizational groups.