Julia Hopkins is a senior history major/sociology minor at Clark-Atlanta University. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Julia developed a love for activism and change. Learning and reading about the history of enslavement, police brutality, and blatant racism in this country made her want to take action. As a result, in high school, Julia became the Black Student Union (BSU) president and organized meetings to educate the school and community on race relations in our nation. She was also involved in a Restorative Justice program that operated on the principles of equality and peace.
Julia was a member of Revolt Inc., a non-profit service-based organization geared towards educating, enriching, and empowering the community. We strive to educate others on different social issues and make our voices heard. She also worked with the Urban Mentors Network, a non-profit organization that serves underprivileged youth in Oakland, California. Urban Mentors focuses on creating conversations around making social change and being good leaders in society. Her goals are to become an educator in an institution that serves inner-city youth.
I am social justice…
“because I am an advocate for those who cannot advocate for themselves. I am a voice in this world that is powerful yet unwavering. I am a scholar that connects our past to our present. I demand truth, rightfulness, and basic human decency. I exude empathy.”