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Jasmine Marchbanks-Owens


Jasmine Marchbanks-Owens

JASMINE MARCHBANKS-OWENS is a native of the Inland Empire in Southern California, obtained both her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees from the University of La Verne.

Throughout her graduate studies, Jasmine's unwavering commitment to student activism earned her the highest student award and recognition from the California State Assembly for her impactful contributions to social change.
Following her academic achievements, Jasmine moved to Costa Rica to serve as a Peace Corps, only to face an unexpected evacuation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite the challenges posed by the pandemic,
Jasmine remained dedicated, collaborating with stakeholders and activists across Los Angeles County, San Bernardino County, and Riverside County to advocate for the formal recognition of racism as a public health crisis.

Currently, in her third year at Howard University School of Law, Jasmine has been honored with the selection of her legal note titled, "Don’t Forget About Me: The Epidemic and Erasure of Violence Against Black Women and the Power of the Enforcement Clause of the Thirteenth Amendment," for publication in the forthcoming volume of the Howard University School of Law Human and Civil Rights Law Review.

Previously, Jasmine made history as the first Howard law student to serve as the National Vice Chair for the National Black Law Student Association (NBLSA), the largest student-run nonprofit in the country.

Jasmine's multifaceted nature, unwavering dedication to social justice, and passion for community organizing and advocacy define her commitment to creating an equitable society for historically marginalized communities to thrive.

Jasmine is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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