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IMARA JONES

Journalist and Creator of TransLash

Imara, whose work has won Emmy and Peabody Awards, is the creator of TransLash a multi-episode docuseries about it is like to be trans at a time of social backlash. In 2019 she chaired the first-ever UN High Level Meeting on Gender Diversity with over 600 participants. As a journalist and intersectional news-producer, Imara is the host  The Last Sip a weekly, half-hour news show currently on hiatus which targets Millennials of color, especially women and the LGBTQ community. Imara’s work as a host, on-air news analyst, and writer focuses on the full-range of social justice and equity issues. Imara has been featured regularly in a number of leading news outlets such as The Guardian, The Nation, MSNBC, CNBC, NPR, Mic, and Colorlines.  Imara has held economic policy posts in the Clinton White House and communications positions at Viacom. Imara holds degrees from the London School of Economics and Columbia. Imara is currently a Soros Equality Fellow and on the board of the Anti-violence Project.  She goes by the pronouns she/her/they/them.