I am Jia Johnson. When I am not blogging, I am hyper-focused about justice-making and solidarity-building at the intersection of prison abolition and higher education.

I spend most of my days directing the Solidarity Building Initiative, a program for theological education in jail for McCormick Theological Seminary, and supporting the work of community organizers and advocates, seeking decarceration and criminal justice reform. 

I serve as a consultant for Pathways to Enterprises for Returning Citizens, and board of director for Community Renewal Society. I am a recent graduate of Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary

When I am not being radical about solidarity-building, I am meditating on my yoga mat with a green drink, loving on my nieces, hanging with my peeps, seeking joy in the mundane and introverting.  

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