For a reflection on my college experience, see then, Take Five With Alethia Jones ’91
Alethia Jones is director of education and leadership development at 1199 SEIU United Healthcare Workers East, headquartered in New York City. Formerly an assistant professor of public policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York, she specializes in urban politics focusing on immigrant social networks and public policy formation. She is a former fellow of MIT’s Community Innovators Lab and UVA’s Miller Center Governing America in a Global Era Program. Her publications include “Identity Politics: Part of a Reinvigorated Class Politics,” which appeared in the New Labor Forum (Spring 2010) and “Immigration and Institutional Change: The Urban Origins of U.S. Postal Savings Banks” in The City and American Political Development (Routledge, 2009). She builds spaces of transformative dialogue for social change and has coauthored the “Let’s Talk Immigration!” curriculum (with Guillermo Perez) and the Service Employees International Union’s (SEIU) “Immigration and SEIU: Why We Care” curriculum (with Maria Robalino).