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Mechiya Jamison

Communications Coordinator


Mechiya Jamison (she/her) is the Communications Coordinator for ELP. She is a multidisciplinary thinker, planner, facilitator, storyteller, writer, placemaker, curator, poet, recording and visual artist, and activist. She is also a Roger Arliner Young (RAY) Fellow and a Mobile Artist for city-wide initiative We Will Chicago. Mechiya attended the University of Illinois at Chicago where she studied Urban Studies and Public Policy. Dedicated to liberation and environmental justice, She uses art as a tool to build solidarity, cultural understanding, and a means of collective power and consciousness.

At ELP, Mechiya brings her creativity and vision to her work of collaborative storytelling to lift up the experiences, professional and life work, and evolving leadership of our Fellowship communities.