Barbara Joye

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Barbara Joye


Barbara Joye moved to Atlanta from New York City in 1966. She taught college English for several years before serving in a series of public policy research and communications jobs for government and nonprofit agencies, including a year in Washington DC with the Safe Energy Communications Council. She recently retired from the State of Georgia’s Department of Human Resources, Office of Communications.

She is married to Reid Jenkins.

Activism

In Atlanta Joye volunteered[1] for the city’s “underground” newspaper, The Great Speckled Bird, the Atlanta Independent Media Center and the community radio station WRFG-FM. A veteran of Students for a Democratic Society and Movement for a Democratic Society in the ‘60’s, she has been active in various progressive groups, including an affiliate of the Mexico Solidarity Network, Amnesty International, Women’s Action for New Directions and the U.S. Social Forum.

Supporting Peltier

Barbara Joye, Leonard Peltier, Reid Jenkins, Leavenworth 2000

Democratic Socialists of America

She is now in her second term as recording secretary for Metro Atlanta-Democratic Socialists of America and serves on the National Political Committee of national DSA.

Atlanta DSA Conference delegate

Five Metro Atlanta DSA members served as delegates to the Democratic Socialists of America biennial national convention, held in Evanston, Illinois in mid-November 2009: Jess Bowling, Barbara Joye, Barbara Landay, Milt Tambor and Jorge A. Lawton.[2]

DSA NPC member

At the Democratic Socialists of America 2009 National Convention Evanston, Illinois November 13-15, 2009, a new National Political Committee was elected;[3]

Atlanta Fighting Foreclosure Coalition

Formed in April 2009 following a community forum at the First Iconium Baptist Church, By late 2010 the Atlanta Fighting Foreclosure Coalition represented 41 member organizations: labor unions; civil rights, civil liberties, human rights and peace and justice groups; homeless shelters; and faith-based organizations.

In late 2010, the Coalition co-chairs were:

Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America officers

2008 officers:[4]

DSA 2011 leadership

Elected to serve on the Democratic Socialists of America National Political Committee – the leadership body described as “the engine room of the organization”, in November 2011, were;[6]

Plus the two YDS co-chairs, Sean Monahan (Philadelphia, PA) and Jackie Sewell (Lawrence, KS).

2011 DSA National Conference

Metro Atlanta Democratic Socialists of America delegates attending the November 11-13, 2011 National Convention in the Washington DC area included Barbara Joye, Jorge A. Lawton, Minnie Ruffin, Milt Tambor and Bob Wohlheuter.[7]

References

  1. http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:V0Lj9pqXP-MJ:www.dsa-atlanta.org/+milt+tambor+communist&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=nz&client=firefox-a
  2. http://www.dsa-atlanta.org/pdf_docs/Newsletter_Jan2010.pdf
  3. [1] DSA 2009 National Convention Evanston, Illinois November 13-15, 2009 report, DSA website, accessed June 11, 2010
  4. [http://www.dsa-atlanta.org/pdf_docs/DDprogram08.pdf 2008, Douglass-Debs dinner program page 3 , accessed Dec. 25, 2010
  5. [http://www.dsa-atlanta.org/pdf_docs/DDprogram08.pdf 2008, Douglass-Debs dinner program page 3 , accessed Dec. 25, 2010
  6. Dem. left. Winter 2012
  7. MADSA website, accessed April 19, 2012