“Don’t waver. Don’t let despair sink its sharp teeth into the throat with which you sing. Escalate your dreams. Make them burn so fiercely that you can follow them down any dark alleyway of history and not lose your way. Make them burn clear as a starry drinking gourd over the grim fog of exhaustion and keep walking.” – Aurora Levins Morales, V’ahavta
Frankie Jones (he/they) is a lifelong Louisvillian who brings a commitment to racial and economic justice to everything he does. He has over a decade of experience working with social movement organizations as a staff member, volunteer, and donor, most recently as the Southern Regional Organizer for Resource Generation (RG), where he organized young people with wealth to move their resources to movements for justice. He coached young people to bring values of economic justice, wealth redistribution, and love to the table with their family foundations and financial institutions to open doorways to new and creative ways of operating. As a young person with connections to generational wealth himself, he is committed to this work and knows first-hand how powerful, and how nuanced, that work can be. He is equal parts fierce and compassionate, is grounded in love for our community and the knowledge that it will take all of us and our unique gifts to work against the reality of racial violence and segregation and build a Louisville where we can all thrive.
Frankie is currently pursuing a Master of Couples and Family Therapy at the University of Louisville, and intends to specialize in working with queer and trans individuals and families. He holds a BA from Oberlin College. He lives in a sweet blue house with his best friend and loves spending time with his dog, reading sci-fi and fantasy books, and nerding out about psychology theories.