A Defense of My Livelihood To The Community

Jordan McGowan
18 min readApr 25, 2022

To The Community — the only People who are fit to render judgment;

This will serve as my first public comment on my case and it comes after months of waiting and waiting to speak my truth. I have debated with myself many long nights and even longer days; struggling to find an answer within my own brain on if and, more importantly, when I should speak up. Ultimately, to stand on what has been taught in Room 11 over the course of the last five years at Rio was a decision I knew I had to make for these students if I ever wanted to be able to look them in the…

Jordan McGowan

Afrikan Griot — Music Lover — Former Athlete Turned Coach — Unapologetic — Political Scientist — Afrikan