TITLE: Project Director, TRANSform Washington
Jeremiah Allen is a Queer, Transmasculine, Black and Indigenous tribal member of the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians and Lakota Sioux tribe.
Currently, Jeremiah serves as the Project Director with Pride Foundation for TRANSform Washington, a statewide public education campaign celebrating the lives and experiences of transgender and gender diverse people. He also sits on the executive committee of Washington Won’t Discriminate, a political campaign working to protect WA’s 11-year non-discrimination law. WWD successfully fought against two anti-transgender ballot initiatives in 2016 and 2017.
Jeremiah received his Bachelors of Science in Public Health at Oregon State University where he worked as a liaison for SOL: LGBTQ Multicultural Support Network with OSU’s Diversity and Cultural Engagement. Currently, he’s a Masters of Public Administration candidate with an emphasis in Policy and Governance at Seattle University.
Jeremiah is passionate about the intersections of race, gender, socioeconomic status and sexual orientation, looking critically at the social systems he belongs to, and the power of courageous story-telling. Jeremiah is working on a storytelling project, as part of Oculus’s VR for Good Creators Lab. “Authentically Us” is a series of short documentary films with a focus on telling the stories of transgender people in the pacific NW region using 360° filmmaking and Virtual Reality. In 2018, the series premiered at South by Southwest (SXSW), Tribeca, Cannes, and other film festivals around the world.
Jeremiah brings years of experience leading change in the LGBTQ community, including his work in transgender equality, racial justice and community arts and culture. He brings experience in public policy development, training and public education, and communications.
In his free-time, Jeremiah enjoys spending time with his three amazing children, reading and writing poetry, and watching football. Go Denver Broncos!