Session: Achieving Excellence Through Difference/SHPEP Plenary – The Pathway to Gender Equality
I-039 - Achieving Excellence Through Difference/SHPEP Plenary – The Pathway to Gender Equality Sponsored by GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare and The Procter & Gamble Company
Sunday, March 15, 2020
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
Model, Actress, Author, Advocate and Activist, Dominique Jackson was born on the smaller island of the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and went on to become a transgender actress. At the age of 15, she moved to the United States to escape traumatic situations, where she graduated in the 10th percentile of her class at Owings Mills High School in Maryland before going on to attend Fayetteville State University and Morgan State University.
In 2017, Ms. Jackson received the Legacy of Pride Award, presented by Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., at the borough’s seventh annual LGBTQ & Allies Pride Awards Ceremony. That same year, she was honored with the New York State Assembly Citation issued by Mark Gjonaj. In 2019, she was honored with the National Equity Award by the Human Rights Campaign. She serves on the Community Health Program Board at the Montefiore South Bronx Healthcare Clinic. Ms. Jackson currently stars as Elektra Abundance Evangelista on the hit FX series POSE.