Ruth Jeannoel is a mother, wife and lead organizer with the Power U Center for Social change in Miami, FL. Ruth was born and raised in Cambridge, MA by her Haitian mom who emphasized education in her life. Ruth studied Social Thought-Political Economy & Women’s studies at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst where she built her political consciousness and got involved in on campus organizing.
As a breastfeeding mother, parent and black woman, reproductive justice is central to Ruth’s daily life through both her personal and organizing work. She continues her organizing work in spaces were it relates to uplifting the stories of Black and Brown youth voices against the school-to-prison pipeline and highlighting the gender justice components around school push-out.
Ruth is a believer in the personal being political and has a strong commitment to developing new leaders to fight for the sake of Black liberation and self-determination.