Jenna Peters-Golden is an organizer, trainer, anti-Zionist Jewish rabble-rouser and artist with an inexhaustible amount of energy for exploring, taking things apart, and putting them back together. Firmly planted in West Philadelphia, Jenna was raised in southeastern Michigan. Politicized around the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2001, she came out of her shell by way of youth-led anti war organizing. As national intern for the Young Democratic Socialists of America Jenna became committed to radical participatory democracy in all of its forms.
She has organized regionally and nationally for the new Students for a Democratic Society, the Rainforest Action Network and Student Environmental Action Coalition around PowerShift. She has been inspired by working with organizations like Casino Free Philadelphia and the Ruckus Society, and is a member of the political study group Marginal Notes. Jenna is also a core member of Philly Stands Up, a transformative justice collective.
In 2010, Jenna was a recipient of the the Leeway Foundation's Art and Change grant.
Jenna also served as a track coordinator for the Growing Safer Communities Track at the 2011 Allied Media Conference. Jenna has presented at events such as the U.S. Social Forum 2010, NASCO Institute, Communities United Against Violence’s Safety Fest 2011, and the Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy 2011.
Currently Jenna’s favorite workshops to facilitate are: Radical Human Resources, Anti-Oppression Meeting Facilitation, Strategic Planning, Anti-Oppression Fundamentals, National Organizing and Large Scale Campaigns, and Democratic Education.
You can contact Jenna at: jenna(at)aortacollective(dot)org