Angeline Jackson, Convenor, Founder and Executive Director. Angeline became involved in human rights activism following her introduction to HIV/AIDS through her home parish AIDS Association in 2005/2006 after which she volunteered with Jamaica AIDS Support for Life in 2009. She is an out lesbian activist and has participated in the stands for visibility with Maurice Tomlinson and others.
“I want to leave the world a better place than I found it. Activism is the rent I pay for my time on this earth.”
Jalna Broderick, Co-founder, Director of Administration. Jalna became involved with women’s issues, working as a volunteer with Woman Inc. as a teenager. She is a trained facilitator and VCT provider and has worked with Jamaican AIDS Support for Life (JASL) as Programs Officer and Prevention Treatment and Care Coordinator.
“Growing up I had no one to talk to, no one to help me understand what I was feeling. My goal is to ensure that no one else has to live my experience.”
I am a youth coordinator at Quality of Citizenship Jamaica and an International Youth Activist Network member who is committed to the work of activism internationally and locally which is a passion I have grown to appreciate. Being a small candle in a dark corner of a world that does not seem to be cohesive on issues of equity and equality for gender identity and sexuality, I want to start with my own peers in Jamaica, clearing up misconceptions about HIV/AIDS and other STDs, etc., among diverse groups so that all are aware of their individuals dignity and rights.
I am an athlete and volunteer with QCJ. I like to see the best for people around me and to help them bring out their best. I have overcome many of my life challenges, and working with QCJ has helped me in many ways and others in the LGBTI community. My motto “diligence with persistence in the strive for excellence”, has always been an anchor in my life and has enabled me to be the best I can and to achieve and overcome the challenges I may face in the future.