Manager of Frontline Organizing and Special Projects
Marnese Jackson is an Environmental and Climate Justice activist, advocate, trainer and educator from Pontiac, Michigan where she is a mother of two children London and Dawson. Marnese joined Mothers Out Front in December 2018 as the Frontline Organizing Program Manager. Marnese is a 2020 Michigan Clean Energy Leaders Cohort member and 2020 350.org BIPOC Cohort member. She is the former Midwest and Great Plain States Regional Organizer for the NAACP’s Environmental and Climate Justice Program. She was the Weatherization Coordinator for Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency and Energy Outreach Specialist for the Southeast Michigan Regional Energy Office. Marnese holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism and African American Studies from Eastern Michigan University and Masters of Arts Degree from Marygrove College in Social Justice specializing in Environmental, Economic and Racial Justice.
What are the strengths that you bring to movement building?
20+ years of relational organizing, intersectionality approach, CAPACITY BUILDING AND TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, Anti-Blackness, Racism, Oppression training and also Intersectional ENVIRONMENTAL, CLIMATE, ENERGY AND UTILITY JUSTICe
When you were a kid, what was your favorite activity?
TRAVELING DOWN SOUTH AND MAKING UP DANCE STEPS
Where’s your favorite place to be?
By the water