JAIMIE PAGE BRILL | TEXAS | SOCIAL WORK

JAIMIE PAGE BRILL

JAIMIE PAGE BRILL

Jaimie Page Brill currently resides in both Portland and Dallas. She grew up in San Diego, where she began studying art in college, and then changed her major to social work after witnessing the treatment of Mexican migrant workers. She received her BSW from San Diego State University, her MSW from the University of Hawaii, and her PhD in Social Policy with an emphasis in social policy and oppression. She has worked for 30 years in the field of social work and social justice, partnering with individuals who have been labeled as homeless, mentally ill, ex-offenders, and those with addiction issues and working in the sex industry, and those with ‘disabilitie’. Her most recent work has been with exonerees – those who were wrongfully convicted, 95% of whom are men of color. Jaimie’s work has included direct practice, administration, community organizing, research and policy advocacy, and academia. She has always regarded and witnessed art as a source of powerful individual and community change. Jaimie is now returning to art and interested in exploring its relationship to social and equal justice. For example, she is looking forward to applying the elements of Participatory Action Research to participatory action art.

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