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Summer Intern Send Off
Last month, two historic civil rights leaders passed away. Georgia Congressman John Lewis was one of the original 13 Freedom Fighters, a founder of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and an organizer for the March on Washington. He fought for justice on the frontlines and in Congress. Reverend C.T. Vivian was a member of Dr. King's council of advisors and an activist dedicated to nonviolence. We pay tribute to our brothers who will forever inspire us to lead by their examples, on the paths they've paved for freedom and justice. Their legacies live on in the younger generations.

This summer, The LOHM partnered with the John Jay College of Criminal Justice to work with up and coming change makers. Our interns are passionate and committed to causing good trouble.
Meet Our Interns and Future Leaders
Maria Ramos

Maria is a junior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is majoring in criminology and minoring in community justice in the hopes of becoming a social worker. During her internship, Maria wrote a research paper and created an infographic about youth incarceration.

What are you most proud of?
I'm proud to be a first-generation student, knowing that not only am I the first person to graduate from college but the first female as well!
Luisa Garcia Bravo

Luisa is a junior at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She is striving to become a lawyer. Luisa worked with our EPIC legislative program and joined The LOHM in the fight to release Jennifer Jeffley. Her favorite part of the internship was meeting with Jennifer's family and also speaking with another individual who served time. Luisa's supervisor, The LOHM National Advocate Karen Morrison, has inspired her to be the change and never give up.

What brings you joy?
Justice
Andres Martinez

Andres is majoring in Criminology and minoring in Public Administration. This summer, he wrote a research paper about Hope House discussing housing instability, mental health, incarceration and recidivism. Andres also worked on Jennifer Jeffley's case.

What are you proud of?
I'm proud of being accepted into John Jay. It was my dream school since early high school.

Evelin Vazquez

Evelin worked with The LOHM team to file Compassionate Release paperwork. Her favorite part of the internship was working closely with Jennifer Jeffley's family to advocate for Jennifer's release. The interns all wrote Jennifer letters, letting her know they were working hard to bring her home.

What are you most proud of?
I'm most proud of being able to help my parents. As a child of immigrants, I help translate documents for them. It has inspired me to one day be an immigration lawyer.
Leanna Wells

Leanna is majoring in Political Science and minoring in Digital Media and Journalism. She is the new Editor-in-Chief for the John Jay Sentinel. While interning with The LOHM she wrote a report about food insecurity, created an infographic and wrote a press release. Her favorite part of the internship was touching base with other interns during weekly meetings to share what they had learned.

What is your life motto?
No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else!
Shaymaa Eljastimi and
Maral Artykova

Shaymaa and Maral worked on Jennifer Jeffley's case and were a fantastic addition to the team!

Shaymaa is passionate about reducing the incarceration rates of Black and Brown women.

Maral is dedicated to studying the intersections of mental health and the criminal justice system. She strives to create impactful legislative change.
Jennifer Jeffley
The LOHM National Advocate, Karen Morrison, is fighting to bring Jennifer Jeffley home! Learn more about her case and support our team in setting her free.
Apply to Intern with The LOHM
Join us in supporting women and girls who are impacted by the criminal justice system!

Our organization has a variety of programs that address food insecurity, reentry, employment, and legislation. We are always looking to welcome curious and hardworking interns to the team.
In the News
Grace, Black Teen Jailed for Not Doing Her Online Coursework, Is Released
Grace’s story, first published by ProPublica Illinois, prompted outrage and debate across the country. Though a judge refused to set the girl free, the Michigan Court of Appeals ordered her immediate release from a juvenile detention facility in Detroit.

Illustration: Lisa Larson-Walker/ProPublica
National group Until Freedom plans to #OccupyKentucky until Breonna Taylor gets justice
The national organizing group, Until Freedom, has announced their team will permanently relocate to Kentucky to put pressure on Attorney General David Cameron and create a plan for long-term accountability.

Photo: Matt Stone/Courier Journal
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