41212 Intersectional Approaches to Social Work with LGBTQIA Individuals and Communities
Program Officer, Third Wave Fund
Deputy Director, Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health
Freelance Educator and Nonprofit Consultant
Reproductive Justice LAMP Program Consultant, National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum
OUT For Safe Schools Education & Curriculum Consultant, CPS Office of Student Health & Wellness
LGBTQ Safe Zone Trainer, Erikson Institute
Adjunct Instructor, UIC Jane Addams College of Social Work
Research Assistant, Healthy Little Lives Project, RTI International
Program Coordinator, TEAM Youth & Family Services
Case Manager, Trillium Health (formerly AIDS Rochester)
Fields of Special Interest
Youth Development and Youth-Adult Partnerships
LGBTQ Identities, Development, and Practice
Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice
Participatory Action Research
HIV/AIDS Treatment and Prevention
Community Organizing and Coalition Building
Policy Advocacy and Analysis
Grassroots Fundraising and Development
Public Health Social Work
Publications or presentations
Hearns, E, Messinger, JL, & Vaj, K. (Oct 2015). Connecting Women, Gender Violence, Economic Justice, and Community-Based Policy Change. Panel Discussion. Women of Color Network Economic Policy and Leadership Midwest Regional Convening, Chicago, IL.
Messinger, JL. (Aug 2015). Safe and Supportive Environments for LGBTQ Students. Professional Development Workshop. Presented as part of Chicago Public Schools Office of Social and Emotional Learning Summer Institute, Chicago, IL.
Messinger, JL. (July 2015). Introduction to Reproductive Justice, Sexual Health, and Disabilities. Workshop. Presented as part of IL Imagines 40-Hour Sexual Violence Reponse Training for People with Disabilities, Chicago, IL.
Nzinga-Johnson, S, Messinger, JL, & Mostiller, B. (Mar 2015). Reproductive Justice for All: Women of Color at the Forefront of the Reproductive Justice Movement. Panel Discussion. Presented as part of University of Illinois at Chicago Campus Advocacy Network Women’s History Month Programming, Chicago, IL.
Zaleski, N., Martin, P, & Messinger, JL. (2014). Given and chosen: Youth-led research on family-supported conversations about sexuality. Family and Community Health, 38(1), 131-140.
Messinger, JL. (Apr 2013). It’s Not Just a Phase: Understanding Bisexual Identity and Supporting Students Along the Continuum. Guest Lecture. Lavender Lecture Series, Chancellor’s Committee on the Status of LGBTQ People and Allies, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL.
Messinger, JL. (2012). Anti-bisexual violence and practitioners’ roles in prevention and intervention: An ecological and empowerment based approach in public health social work. Journal of Bisexuality, 12(3), 360-375.
Messinger, JL. (2012, Aug). What do we want? When do we want it? A reproductive justice needs assessment of API women and girls in Chicago. New York: National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.