Bakari Jones is a consultant based in Baltimore, Maryland. Bakari's work centers traditionally marginalized communities including Black, women, LGBTQ and gender non-conforming communities. Black Feminist Thought, Black Liberation Theology, and ‘Black joy’ as a mantra of resistance influence Bakari's approach to storytelling, facilitating, coaching, and consulting.
Bakari earned a BA in African American studies from Temple University’s College of Liberal Arts. After serving as an AmeriCorps V.I.S.T.A. (Volunteer In Service To America) in post-Katrina New Orleans, Bakari returned to Baltimore and began creating events for Black, queer, and gender non-conforming folx in Baltimore and Washington, D.C. Bakari then earned an MBA from Loyola University Maryland.
In addition to supporting communications strategy for Senator Lola Smallwood-Cuevas, Bakari serves as the Empower Baltimore Program Manager at Impact Hub Baltimore. The Empower Program, sponsored by GoDaddy, helps microbusiness owners (those with 10 employees or less) develop and update their websites.
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