Janetta Louise Johnson

Janetta Louise Johnson

Janetta Louise Johnson

Janetta Johnson is an Afro-American trans woman who was raised in Tampa, Florida. She is a healer through her work at the Transgender Gender Variant and Intersex (TGI) Justice Project and facilitator invested in decolonizing spaces. Since 2006, she has been organizing around the intersections of violence she and her trans and gender non-conforming communities of color face. She has been both politicized and mentored by Miss Major who has been deeply influential in her life, and she is honored to have accepted Miss Major’s former position as Executive Director of the TGI Justice Project. The spiritual force that drives her to dismantle the violent systems that black trans people are subjected to and oppressed by is one that awakens her.

Presentation: HIV Risk in Currently and Formerly Incarcerated Trans Women
Introduced by TransOhio
Day: Friday
Time: Keynote Address
Where: Conference Theatre

Objectives:

1. To raise awareness around the realities of currently and formerly incarcerated trans people

2. To support the accessible, appropriate and adequate HIV and health services for people inside and outside of prisons, jails, and detention centers.