Editing, Writing, ResearchWriter / Editor
Julia has done editing, writing, research, curricula development, and teaching since 1998. She has led creative writing workshops with teens in the Bronx where they produced their own zines, and literature classes with adults in prison. She developed and taught social justice themed programming for high school students at the Community School for Social Justice, and developed skills-based and political education training programs for parents and community residents as an Organizer/Lead Organizer with the New Settlement Parent Action Committee (PAC) and as a consultant to New Settlement Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA). She has also been the Assistant Editor of two books:
Through the Eyes of the Judged
Through the Eyes of the Judged: Autobiograhical Sketches By Incarcerated Young Men
Edited by Stephanie Guilloud
Eight incarcerated teens tell their stories—of crime, and trial, and incarceration…and of growing up in Thailand, on a Reservation, or in Spokane, WA. An incredibly powerful and eloquent collection, together with essays on youth crime (and the attendant myths) in America. Highly recommended.
Julia was an assistant editor, writer and researcher for this book, published in 2001 by Evergreen State College in Olympia Washington.
Voices from the WTO
An anthology of writings from the people who shut down the World Trade Organization: stories & photos from November 30-December 3, 1999.
Julia participated in the historic WTO protests in Seattle in 1999, and assisted in the creation of this anthology of writing—all first-hand accounts documenting what happened, how we did it, why it mattered then and still does.
Organizing for Educational Justice
Organizing for Educational Justice: The Campaign for Public School Reform in the South Bronx
Julia is a reoccuring character (and interviewed) in this book chronicling one year in the (ongoing) organizing battle for educational justice in District 9 in the South Bronx.