JASS Crossregional

Join JASS and our allies as we honor women crossing the line to challenge violence and to stand up for peace, justice and equality.
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JASS' Executive Director's hometown of Santa Fe, New Mexico, signed a proclamation declaring October 18th JASS Day. In celebration, our Santa Fe friends and family—Marg VeneKlasen, Marilyn Bane, Kayle Higinbotham, and Laura Jeffers—hosted the first-ever Women Crossing the Line Symposium and Reception. Lisa, Daysi Flores, and Marusia Lopez addressed a welcoming crowd of more than 50 Santa Fe-ers, eager to support and learn more about JASS’ work to ensure the safety of women activists in Mexico and Central America.
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Alexa Bradley has worked as an organizer, facilitator, organizational strategist and popular educator for over 25 years, with a particular focus on linking community organizing to broader social movement strategies. She is the JASS Knowledge Development Coordinator supporting JASS in its work to both capture and deepen learning from its work internally and share insights from its practice with a broad audience of global activists. 
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Join JASS for two important events on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC this week:
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With both the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples and the Climate Summit underway at the UN, far more important than official declarations will be who is allowed to speak and to be heard. Whose voice matters in this clash of worldviews.
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U.S. security policy in Mexico and Central America, focused on militarized counter-narcotics efforts known as the war on drugs, has had severely negative effects on the region. This report analyzes the effects in four areas – militarization, drug policy, violence against women and forced migration—and examines the impact of this security policy on three countries: Mexico, Guatemala and Honduras.
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Director of Operations:  JASS' Cross Regional office in Washington, D.C. is looking for an experienced and creative Director of Operations who is a seasoned non-profit professional with extensive operational and people-centred management experience, preferably in the international social justice sector.
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Surrounded by the tropical warmth and lush vegetation of Nicaragua, the breezes from Lake Managua and the gardens of Cantera refresh us. This historic popular education center created by women is our beautiful home during this week of reflection and learning. A gathering marked by laughter and tears and thoughtful discussion, 31 women from throughout the region come together to broaden and deepen their leadership, organizing efforts, and collective action.
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Join us on Thursday, March 27th at the JASS Office in Washington, D.C. for an event co-hosted by WOLA on the protection of women human rights defenders in Mexico and Central America. Register now!
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