Jodie Geddes is an international speaker on restorative justice, author, and advocate for racial healing and justice. A Jamaican, West Indies native by way of Brooklyn, NY, Jodie uses her story as a catalyst for creating new narratives about the black experience and the possibilities for healing. She currently serves as the Co-Manager for CTTT and Healing Services Manager at RJOY (Restorative Justice for Oakland Youth).

Jodie is also the co-author of the Little Book of Racial Healing: Coming to the Table for Truth-Telling, Racial Healing, and Transformation. In addition, she co-host a podcast called Ma.ternity Leave.

Jodie Geddes was the first of two International Center for Transitional Justice 2022 US Fellow supporting US based civil society truth telling and repair processes. She also developed a study guide that will be published soon to support communities and individuals seeking guidance on designing and implementing commissions and processes.

Jodie also served a a commissioner for the Elaine AK Truth-Seeking Commission in February 2019. She continues this work as Co-lead with the Grassroots Reparations Campaign.

This profile was last updated June 9, 2022