Tom Watson

Tom Watson is an influential social activist who has worked at the confluence of media technology and social change for over 25 years. He’s been a valued contributor to The Innocence Project, Amnesty International and Clinton Global Initiative, and has lectured at Harvard and Columbia Universities. Watson contributes the “Social Ventures” column to Forbes, while also writing for The New York Times, Salon, Huffington Post, and USA Today, and has often appeared on TV shows like CNN’s Moneyline and NPR’s All Things Considered.

Tom Watson on Gen Jones:
Tom has publicly brought up Generation Jones several times, including here in February 2022, with his take on conflict between younger generations; he tweeted to his over 60,000 Twitter followers: “Generation Jones watching the great clash of the 80s and 90s generations.” with an accompanyng GIF of a man saying” Let Them Fight”

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Aisha Yesufu

Aisha Yesufu is a Nigerian activist involved in multiple high-profile causes. She co-founded the #BringBackOurGirls movement, stemming from the 2014 abduction of over 200 schoolgirls by terrorist group Boko Haram. She has also been prominently involved in the End SARS movement against police brutality in Nigeria. A photograph of her wearing hijab at an End SARS protest became an iconic symbol of the movement. She is on numerous top global media lists of the world’s most influential women.

Aisha Yesufu on Gen Jones:
Aisha is familiar with Generation Jones, and regularly includes Gen Jones explicitly in her dealings with established powers, like here in October 2020, where she begins a public letter to her country’s government with: “Dear Nigerian Govt ( Baby Boomer, Generation Jones and the Silent generation)…”

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Mike McGinn

Mike McGinn’s stint as Mayor of Seattle, Washington brought him significant national attention, which he parlayed into helping his many charitable activities. He’s long had a pasionate interest in walkability which led to him becoming the executive director of AmericaWalks. He has worked on numerous public education, legislative, ballot measure and election campaigns, including passionate advocacy for sustainable cities and environmental justice.

Mike McGinn on Gen Jones:
Born in 1959, Mike sees himself as part of Generation Jones, not the Baby Boom Generation. He has repeatedly sent out links to articles about Gen Jones with his social media accounts, like here, in August 2022, when he tweeted that Generation Jones is “a thing” along with the Wikipedia article about Gen Jones.

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