January 11, 2012
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Jovida Ross

I love discovering each person’s unique contribution towards a just and compassionate world, then helping it spread. Relationships are the neural network of social change, and I have fun feeding those connections.

Jovida brings over 15 years of leadership experience with grassroots, community-based organizations to her work as the Director of Programs at Movement Strategy Center. As part of MSC’s Leadership Team, Jovida helped launch the Transitions Initiative, MSC’s multi-movement initiative to bring movement leaders and emerging leaders together to build multi-systems social change, grounded in relationships and personal transformation. Prior to joining MSC, Jovida supported a number of organizations in bridging essential direct services with proactive social change strategies, particularly in the LGBTQ, anti-violence and reproductive justice movements. As the Executive Director of Community United Against Violence (CUAV), Jovida led the organization through a transformative process that engaged a full range of stakeholders in re-visioning how to move towards a safe, resilient world where everyone can thrive. Jovida has also been deeply influenced by the work at the intersections of gender justice, economic justice, and migration at The Women’s Building of San Francisco, where she spent a cumulative nine years serving as the Associate Director and then a member of the Board of Directors.

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