Jordan X. Evans I Community Engagement Specialist
Jordan X. Evans is a community organizer who was born and raised in Lansing. His educational background is in History. He studied American History as a Masters Student at Central Michigan University and received his Bachelors from Saginaw Valley State University. His focus is on 20th century African American History and United States History. His discipline provides him with the long view of Civil Rights in the United States.
Jordan is focused on liberation, equity, and social justice for underserved individuals and communities. Growing up poor and Black in the Lansing region has led him to organize in ways that will uplift the community in a holistic way. He has been with Black Lives Matter Lansing for nearly three years. The time with BLM Lansing has led to making Lansing a Sanctuary City, bailing out Black Mamas as a part of Black Mama's Day Bailout, and ensuring the show COPS didn't come to the region. On his off time Jordan enjoys reading organizing theory, Black History, X-Men comics, and any wisdom he can find in an Adrienne Maree Brown book.