With roots stretching from North Africa and Eastern Europe, Jna Shelomith comes from a 6,000 year tradition of using poetry to tell important news. Jna’s first demonstration was at age 3, holding a picket line with her mom. She’s been a Riot Grrrl guitarist, street-based outreach worker to homeless youth, and grew up in New York City. Reading poetry around town for many years, Jna is a member of Women Write from the Center and Mizna’s writing collective and is proudly serving on Mizna’s Board. As a Mizrachi badass, Jna brings her passion for equity, healing and justice to her paid work in local government.