Jasmine Banks

Licensed Therapist

Jasmine is a nonprofit executive director, licensed therapist, digital organizer and strategist. Jasmine’s strategic approach, in all of her organizing, is to center the most vulnerable communities impacted by structural oppression. She received her both BS in Psychology and Communications and her MA in Community Counseling from John Brown University in Arkansas.

In 2014, Jasmine was a TEDx Arkansas Speaker on “Authentic Digital Communications.” In addition to her role as Executive Director at UnKoch My Campus, Jasmine is a national speaker on radical self-care for people of color, a workshop facilitator for “Waking Up White” ally training, and a national workshop facilitator for “Cross Movement Collaboration.” She was on the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee for Sage Therapeutics, as well as the Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Committee for Blogher 2016. In 2018, Jasmine was a part of the Rockwood Strengthening Democracy cohort, the Higher Heights Black Women Civic Leader Fellowship 2020, and the 2021 Aspen Institute Civil Society Fellowship.

Jasmine is a mother of four, eternal fan of Beyoncé, and passionate supporter of her queer Black community. She has spoken with members of the media in many formats, from print (The New York Times Magazine), to podcasts, and a variety of outlets online, including The Nation, WSJ, Teen Vogue, and many more, on topics ranging from academic freedom to digital organizing, race, parenthood and more. She is the co-producer and content creator of the passion project she launched with her wife: Parenting Is Political Podcast.

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