Jymbo Boyden, Vallejo, CA
Jymbo, born and raised in Vallejo, was a leader of the Black Panther Party chapter in Vallejo and currently is a part of the newly establish Intercommunal Institute for Research and Social Change. He has a long history of community and union organizing. He is also an established artist and musician. His art, primarily oil paintings and sculptures made with cement, are political in nature and have captured significant events and people in the social movement, including Elmer “Geronimo” Pratt, George and Johnathan Jackson and the arrest of Leonard Peltier. Jymbo is currently performing with the Dialectical Sound Ensemble along with his brother, Choque Boyden, and will be playing at the Survival Pending Transformation of Society event.