Just Media LLC, is a social enterprise offering social movement strategy, crisis response, and conflict facilitation support on a sliding scale that anyone can afford.
...is a future where everyone who wants to heal violence or build peace has the opportunity, skills, and support to do so...
...is connecting communities to Transformative Justice resources that dismantle cycles of violence.
OUR THEORY IS...
...that if we hold space for community to communicate their needs, conflict can be generative. Processing the sh*t we go through nurtures fertile soil for positive change.
Just Media is rooted in the belief that we can create beauty out of pain when we are free to live our truths. For me, that transformation requires a practice of cultural humility, radical honesty, and deeply rooted love.
I do my best to write how I speak how I live.
Hi everybody, my name is Shannon Andrea Thomas.
I am the Founder and CEO of Just Media Inc., a certified Mediator, a scholar of historical trauma, an
anti-oppression Organizer, a Pro-Abolition Survivor, and a capoerista.
Before becoming an on-the-ground Transformative Justice practitioner, I graduated Summa Cum Laude from UC Berkeley with a double-major in Middle Eastern Studies and Peace & Conflict Studies. Following a year working with young men to end Gender Based Violence in India, I finished my Masters in Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, concentrating in International and Global Affairs and multiparty negotiations.
In between my Masters Thesis and returning to Los Angeles as a Mediator, I spent a year running insurgent Congressional campaigns, writing speeches for AOC, Cori Bush, Amy Vilela, and Paula Jean Swearengin. You can check this work out in Netflix documentary, Knock Down the House.
To learn more about Just Media and me, follow our never-ending story @ my Blog, Just Sayin.
Learning from bell hooks, Angela Davis, Mia Mingus, adrienne maree brown, and many other Liberators has helped me begin to Unlearn hierarchies of oppression. Unhoused neighbors, Indigenous Culture Bearers, and Black Liberation activists teach me how to live my truth authentically. In between this unraveling and becoming, I offer my negotiations mediation skills to communities in need of healing. The goal is to hold those transformative spaces sustainably so we can work towards the greater project of imagining, practicing, and building a future that includes all of us.