Convocation: If Jordans had wings

This presentation explores Jodie’s relationship with faith and purpose. From her first pair of Jordans to manifesting liberation and justice. She explores her childhood and current aspirations through a series of stories.  Jodie Geddes, a 2016 alumni of the EMU Center for Justice and Peacebuilding, addresses the campus community as part of Women’s History Month.

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 Circles 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 Maternity Leave.