Genevieve Jones-Wright

2021

Activist

Genevieve Jones-Wright proudly served San Diego County as a public defender from 2006-2019, and is now the inaugural executive director of Community Advocates for Just and Moral Governance (MoGo)—an impact litigation organization she co-founded with another Black woman attorney. MOGO works to achieve racial justice and holds government accountable to all people, especially those who have been disenfranchised. Jones-Wright is the founder of Motivation.In.Action and is the 42nd president of the Earl B. Gilliam Bar Association. She is a founding board member of the David’s Harp Foundation and a volunteer attorney for the California Innocence Project. Every day she works to dismantle our criminal legal system, as it now exists, to achieve a more just and equitable system for all.