Speaker Profile

Jeana Brown

Jeana Brown
Founder / Director
Team Rural / Redneck Party

Jeana was born in West "by God" Virginia and raised in the deep south where her background in Behavioral Sciences helped her see progressives lived in Rural America. She founded Team Rural in 2009 to give folks some strength in numbers and began actively empowering people. Her 1st Netroots Nation '10 inspired her to begin actively writing and telling her oral stories of the WV Coal Mine Wars, AKA the Redneck War. Jeana heard 1st hand stories of Mother Jones and her families part in the historic Battle at Blair Mountain. She co-founded the Redneck Party with a Gullah-GeeChee Minister from Georgia. It is a celebratory cause that frees them to tell the oral, traditional, stories of oppressed peoples and share the common call for labor dignity and social justice for all humanity.

Netroots Nation participation