Sandy Spring Friends School



Gabrielle Jackson, Co-Founder & Co-Exec. Director of UndocuBlack Network to Speak With MS & US Students
Candice Ashton

On Monday, February 22, 2021 at 9:00 am EST the Upper and Middle school will hear from Gabrielle Jackson. She will be joining us to talk about mental health and wellbeing, grassroots organizing, and how the issues of immigration affect the Black community.

Gabrielle Jackson (she/her) is a licensed clinical social worker, therapist, and facilitator in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Originally from Trinidad and Tobago, her purpose and passion is the mental and emotional well-being and liberation of Black people, with an emphasis on Black immigrants; whether it is holding space for others, encouraging and training others to step into their leadership, or shifting culture through strategic planning and facilitation, she is known for always coming back and grounding the work in this purpose.

Gabrielle is a Co-Founder and the Co-Executive Director of the UndocuBlack Network, a multigenerational network of currently and formerly undocumented Black immigrant people that commits to advocacy and policymaking, community organizing, and narrative building and shifting, all from a mental wellness lens. She also has her own private practice, Diasporic Healing LLC, creating space for people learning to move through the world as their most full and unapologetic selves. When Gabrielle has free time, she is spending time with her family, reading books, enjoying sunshine, and teaching her 2-year-old how to care for the houseplants.