Joi Deanne Chadwick (she/her)
Southern Black millennial grad student in community practice social work.
I earned a BA in sociology with a minor in music (instrumental) from Louisiana Tech University and an MA in communication and leadership from Gonzaga University. Currently, I’m attending Case Western Reserve working on master’s in social work. I live in one of the poorest congressional districts (on Osage/Caddo land) in the American occupation of Turtle Island, and I believe collective power can change our condition.
As a social work student and future practitioner, I seek to critically intervene in reality and facilitate liberation from all forms of oppression. I aim to walk in solidarity with all oppressed people and help create clear pathways so people get the resources they need to live and to thrive and reclaim humanity. I intend to do this using the following strategies:
- Popular education to empower the poor, unemployed, working, and lower middle classes
- Agency advocacy addressing ineffective programs, inaccessibility, ineffective interventions, and lack of accountability
- Legislative advocacy including organizing networks, building coalitions, legislative monitoring, committee testimony, and alerting constituents and advocates
If you want to reach out, visit my contact page or follow me on Twitter or Instagram at @joiultra.
|MSSA||Case Western Reserve University|
Concentration: Community Practice
for Social Change
Communication and Leadership Studies
|BA||Louisiana Tech University,|
Sociology, Music minor
Experience & Service
|Joi Chadwick Consulting||Communication and Leadership Consultant||2017-present|
|Ruston Daily Leader||Circulation Manager||2016-2017|
|Circulation Assistant Manager||2014-2016|
|Louisiana Methodist Children’s Home||Assistant Child Care Supervisor||2010-2011|
|Child Care Specialist||2009-2011|