Jamila Martin

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Jamila Martin is Michigan State Advisor Movement Voter Project.

Jamila Martin is a founding Co-Director of 482Forward, an education organizing network in Detroit. She was born and raised in Boston, MA, and graduated from Harvard with a BA in Government. After organizing in college with United Students Against Sweatshops, she became a union organizer for the Service Employees International Union. Jamila spent the next decade organizing parents, students, educators, and community members in Detroit to win strong and equitable public education. [1]

Former Community Organizer at The Harriet Tubman Center for Community Organizing. Former Organizer at SEIU.

Lives in Hamtramck, Michigan.


DSA meeting

From Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America.


Please join us for our next meeting! This Saturday, July 7th, 10 am to noon, at the Royal Oak Community/Senior Center (3500 Marais)

We will have a discussion about why school funding and charter schools are issues that we must care about as socialists. Our speakers will be Tameka Ramsey (Michigan Education Justice Coalition and Pontiac Policy Council) and Jamila Martin (482 Forward).

DSA connection

Greater Detroit Democratic Socialists of America's July 2019 General Meeting brought out Over a hundred people — many of them teachers — to talk about schools, the teacher strike wave, and the scourge of standardized testing, and to endorse Detroit DSA candidates in city council races.

Special guest Eric Blanc, author of Red State Revolt, was in town from New York to talk about the teacher strike wave sweeping the nation. Our own Hussein Beydoun and Jason Hackney spoke on a panel with Jamila Martin about the threats from standardized testing and for-profit charter schools and the state of funding for public education in Michigan.[2]