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JLove Calderón:
activist • social entrepreneur • producer

jlove-plainJLove is an activist, author, and conscious media maker who has spent over two decades working on issues of social justice, race, and gender. She is the author of That White Girl (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, 2007), which has been optioned for film. She has also co-edited four books: We Got Issues! A Young Woman’s Guide to a Bold, Courageous and Empowered Life with Rha Goddess (New World Library, 2006); Conscious Women Rock the Page! Using Hip-Hop Fiction to Incite Social Change, with Marcella Runell Hall, E-Fierce, and Black Artemis (Sister Outsider Publishing, 2008); Love, Race, and Liberation: ‘Til the White Day is Done with Marcella Runell Hall (Love-N-Liberation Press, 2010); and Occupying Privilege (Love-N-Liberation Press, 2012), winner in the social change category of the National Indie Excellence Awards. She’s been profiled or featured on Fox TV New York, GritTV with Laura Flanders, WBAI Radio, and throughout the blogosphere. She has garnered numerous accolades for her work in the field, including the Union Square Award and Self Magazine’s Self-Starter of the Year Award.

JLove speaks regularly at conferences, such as NCORE (National Conference on Race and Ethnicity), the White Privilege Conference, and LOHAS (Lifestyles of Health and Sustainability), among others. On the collegiate circuit, she has lectured at countless campuses nationwide, including Harvard, UCLA, Columbia, and New York University.

She has co-created and written five docu-reality TV shows that are in various stages of development, including: Ride Or Die, Voices For Change, and American Success Story. JLove was also Associate Producer on the pilot The Come-Up and the short film Nobody’s Nobody. She produced and directed her first short, ASIA-ONE: Expect The Unexpected, which was an official selection in the 2013 Hollywood Film Festival. She is co-producing That White Girl, the feature film based on her life story, and 11:55 Holyoke, a feature film by Ben Synder and Ari Issler.

JLove currently consults with technology, entertainment and lifestyle companies as a Social Impact Strategist connecting and curating innovative, transformative products, live events and experiences with a triple bottom line impact: people, planet, profit.