Central Ohio organizing associate



“We are the ones we have been waiting for.” - June Jordan

Renowned activist and poet June Jordan issues a compelling call to action that resonates across movements, emphasizing the importance of recognizing our own agency for transformative solutions. Instead of relying on external influences, Jordan urges collective empowerment and proactive engagement. This rallying cry inspires individuals to confront challenges directly, with the belief that meaningful change is within our capacity. Answering this call, Taiwo has dedicated years to organizing in Northeast Ohio and now serves as the Central Ohio Organizer for the ACLU of Ohio.

Taiwo is a dedicated community organizer with a fervent commitment to criminal legal reform, direct service, and mutual aid. With a focus on centering directly impacted communities, Taiwo brings a unique perspective to the forefront of advocacy. Her professional journey is characterized by a relentless pursuit of justice, emphasizing the voices and experiences of those most affected by systemic issues with the Cuyahoga County Jail Coalition.Taiwo actively engaged in mutual aid and direct service initiatives with the Community Care Collective formerly based in Kent Ohio, recognizing the critical importance of immediate support alongside systemic change. Finally before landing at the ACLU, Taiwo served as an Americorp Student Resource Coordinator to address the basic needs of students on Kent State's campus.Taiwo is the organizer and leader she is today because of these experiences and she hopes to continue to build a multigenerational, multi-racial, class conscious base of dedicated community members to continue to create the Ohio we deserve.