Jay Jones

Jay Jones (22Ox, 24C) is from Tallahassee, Florida, and plans to major in the humanities or social sciences. They are involved with queer, feminist, abolitionist, anti-capitalist organizing and are always looking for more ways to make an impact. Jay enjoys graphic design, community gardens and spending time with their four dogs at home."

Prison Abolition is a Queer Liberation Issue

(Emory Wheel/Jay Jones) The transformative possibilities of defunding the police and abolishing prisons have entered the popular imagination over the past year. Much of the momentum on the streets gained over the summer of 2020 has slowed down, but millions of people were exposed to the radical framework of abolition. Now that it’s LGBTQIA+ Pride [...]

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An Anti-Capitalist Critique of Emory University’s Rest Days

(Emory Wheel/Jay Jones) Considering the ongoing pandemic, Emory University’s decision to cancel spring break was a good one. What the University calls an alternative, though, are three supposed rest days throughout the semester, where professors are encouraged (though not required) to cancel synchronous class. But are these days truly restful? No. But we need to [...]

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