Jazz Hudson is an award-winning artist, passionate speaker, educator and black girl advocate who serves a host of communities seeking transformation through art. Jazz recently served as the learning mentor for Educating, Mentoring, Empowering and Reaffirming Our Girls for Excellence, a pilot educational re-entry program for young women ages 16-18. As a testament to her commitment and service, Jazz was awarded the Oakland Indie Social Changemaker Award in 2013. Her work has been featured on 106 KMEL Street Soldiers, at innumerable rallies, SF Chronicle, NPR, Thred Up, the Empowering Women Of Color Conference, events honoring Oscar Grant and commemorating Black August, in juvenile halls, Soulciety’s Empowerment showcase, the Philippines, and high school classrooms all over the nation. She has shared stages with Saul Williams, Melissa Harris-Perry, Angela Davis, Dr. Joy DeGruy, Mos Def, Susan Taylor and Michael Eric Dyson.