Who We Are
Jasper James, President
Initiative: Black Girls Vote Sacramento
Jasper James is the co-owner and CCO of Activism Articulated, a communication firm based in Sacramento. Jasper is a former Billboard recording artist with over 20 years of experience in entertainment marketing, event production, activism and organizing. As board President, Jasper has worked to refocus the mission of Women's March Sacramento to one of community action that provides resources to underserved and marginalized communities. As co-founder of the newly formed Women's March Black Leadership Action Coalition (WM B.L.A.C.) she brings focus on consistent and strategic action within the Black community.
Jamilia Land, Board Member
Initiative: mind change
Jamilia Land is a social revolutionary activist and mental health advocate. After the murder of her nephew, Stephon Clark, Ms. Land has been a visible presence at public rallies and an advocate for families who face the death of loved ones by police. The psychological trauma that police-induced murder causes on children, families and the community are rarely addressed. Jamilia wishes to expand public awareness around mental health issues specifically stemming from black-on-black and police murder to provide the necessary support for families of those who have been slain by police and others in the community. Too often these families, children and their care providers are left without a parent, spouse or significant other. Additionally, they are without psychological services tailored for their specific needs. Jamilia is raising funds to support "Mind Change" a 501C3 organization that directly addresses the mental health needs of children and families impacted by police and black on black murder.
Jessica Chaplin Browning, Founding Board Member
Initiative: Voter Justice
Jessica is a social justice activist committed to organizing for racial and gender justice, queer liberation, and against police violence. She is the founder of Women’s March Sacramento where she has mobilized thousands of marchers and led youth lobby days at the Capitol. A seasoned strategist, she has worked in numerous roles for progressive political and issue-based campaigns including London Breed’s San Francisco mayoral victory.
Jessica is an SF-based user design researcher. She has worked with companies ranging from startups to Fortune 500s. She is the mom of two grown children and holds a BA in Philosophy (Rhetoric) from UC Berkeley.
Alicia Lewis, Board Member
Initiative: Policy and Legislation
Alicia Lewis is a Sacramento based advocate and proud co-founder of We Said Enough, where she helped pen the first open #MeToo letter in politics. Her expertise is based on robust Capitol experience and a sincere passion for social justice. She has successfully applied her advocacy to diverse areas, having represented clients on issues related to consumer protections, employment law, health, gender equality, and reproductive justice.
Some of her most notable work includes passing the landmark Fair Sentencing for Youth Act (which ended life without parole for juveniles), securing over $60 million in shelter funding for victims of domestic violence and human trafficking, and enhancing services for youth who are pregnant or parenting.
Alicia earned her BA in Political Science from California State University, Stanislaus, where she was a Ronald E. McNair Scholar.
Scarlette Bustos, Board Member
Scarlette Bustos is a local activist, grassroots community organizer, and business manager. She recently remotely completed an Organizing Leaders Fellowship with The Hub Project along with other non-partisan campaign organizers nationwide who fight for a fair tax code and healthcare for all.
She is also an active board member of Organize Win Legislate Sacramento (OWLS), where she regularly helps to engage people in the political process through local organizing and training in Sacramento to help progressive campaign partnerships across the nation. She's the current lead organizer for Tax March Sacramento, and a member of the Sacramento Chapter of Move to Amend which seeks to create a constitutional amendment to firmly establish that money is not speech, and that human beings, not corporations, are persons entitled to constitutional rights. Scarlette believes that money in politics, campaign financing, and greed weaves together most problems faced by the ongoing Civil Rights Movement.
Scarlette uses her Bachelors Degree in Theatre Arts Directing from CSUS to organize and execute local rallies and marches for national campaigns in the Sacramento and surrounding areas. She is excited for the changes to Women's March Sacramento, especially as an ally chapter of Women's March Global to fight for women's rights across our world.
Aladrian Mack, Advisor at Large
Ms. Mack helped establish the National Head Start Education Coordinators’ Network, and served with the California Office of Teacher Education Credentialing to evaluate aspects of the California State University System. She also served as manager of educational services with the Sacramento Head Start program. She is now retired and serves as Advisor at Large for the Women's March Sacramento Chapter and as a proud member of Sacramento Links.