Producer, Editor, Performer, Writer and Artist
Jacqueline Dowd graduated from Medgar Evers College with a major in Psychology and minors in Women’s Studies and Social Welfare.
Jacqueline Dowd AKA June (Public Relations/Actor/Poet) resides in Brooklyn New York. Jacqueline studied acting, singing and dancing
with the B.A.C.A. Organization for several years. She is currently working as a NYPD School Safety Agent. She works with children that are
emotionally disturbed and children with autism. Jacqueline Dowd is very dedicated to helping children that have various disabilities
and her desire to learn from them is a sincere strength. She was featured in a You Tube video entitled "Recognizing Our School Safety
Agents". Her writing skills have led her to become a published poet in “The National Library of Poetry” and she is writing her third story
entitled "From Parochial to Special Education: A Fight to be Landmark", which is based on the school she currently works at (Coy L. Cox, P
369K). She created a mural based on African American History entitled "Literacy through the Five Boroughs" for the Coy L. Cox School that
is currently being displayed in the school. She has also created various artistic exhibitions for the school that can be viewed here
(including the mural). She sponsored the cast and friends of “Stolen Waters Are Sweet” in the 2004 AIDS WALK. Jacqueline Dowd writes
under the pseudonym of Rev. Gale Jones who is the program coordinator for “The Women of Distinction Program”. She is also the editor
of “The Womyn’s Perspective: Written for Womyn by Womyn” newsletter whose origins began in a woman's study class (Male and Female
Dilemma: A Woman's Perspective). Jacqueline is a partner in Forging Own Our Destiny Productions, a limited liability company
• “The Daily Show”, with Steve Carell, on the Comedy Central (1999)
• In November 2002 she portrayed "Shelly" in "New York Nights" by Glen Murphy which was produced by Perry Productions at the
• Post 9-11 Commemorative Show on Discovery Channel (2002)
• Interviewed on WBAI (99.5 FM) in June 2004 for her role as Sister Nancy in the play “Stolen Waters are Sweet”, which ran for 4 years. The
play was performed at the Abingdon Theater in 2002 and the Pantheon Theater in 2003.
• Sound Technician and Stage Manager for Melanie M. Goodreaux’s “Walter, Bullets and Binoculars” in November 2004 at the Historic
Nuyorican Poets Café.
• In November 2005 she appeared in “A Family Affair” production produced by the Riant Theatre at The Producer’s Club 2 in a show
entitled “Bling” by Lori Payne where she played the pivotal role of the policewomyn.
• In February 2006, she was the Stage Manager at The Producer’s Club for a play named “Evening Gloves”, directed by Lori Payne.
• In 2006, she performed at The Producer’s Club Grand Theatre along side the Legendary music group called “The Ink Spots”.
• In 2008, she was a stage manager at the Indian Café for a staged reading of “Catherine Street” written by Lori Payne.
• In 2008, she performed at the Teachers & Writers Collaborative Center for Imaginative Writing. She appeared in a reading as Mrs. Louise
Barnes called “Saydee and Deelores” written by Melanie Maria Goodreaux.
• In Spring 2010 and Fall 2010, she performed at Medgar Evers College as Sister Nancy in the play entitled "Stolen Waters are Sweet".
• In December 2010 she portrayed "Juicy Jay " in a reading at the Theatre Lab in a production entitled 'Skinny Dream" by Melanie Maria
• In May 2011 she was the lightening person at Medgar Evers College for a show entitled 'Fierce Roots - United Voices".
• In June and September of 2011 she portrayed "Annie Mae" in a play entitled "Nightmare: Emmett Till" written by Charles E. Drew, Jr.
This play was performed at the Theatre Lab and The Producer's Club.
• In March 2012, she portrayed "Annie Mae" in a play entitled "Nightmare: Emmett Till" written by Charles E. Drew Jr. at Medgar Evers
• In March 2012, she performed at Medgar Evers College as Sister Nancy in the play entitled "Stolen Waters are Sweet".
• In June 2012, she portrayed "Sugah" in a play entitled "Sugah Shack" at the Producer's Club.
Featured in Newspapers
• Local 237 NEWSLINE (Teamster Union 237) 2006, 2010, 2012
• Spring 3100 (One Police Plaza) 2006, 2012
• Parent Power Newsletter from the Coy L. Cox School P369K. 2006, 2010.
• Our Time Press; The Local Paper With The Global View, Spring 2008.
• Certificate for Outstanding Service (The United Federation of Teachers Chapter of The Coy L. Cox School P369K)
• Member of the SEEK Department (Fall 2005)
• Certificate for Academic Excellence (SEEK Department-Fall 2005)
• Certificate of Academic Achievement (SEEK Department-Spring 2006)
• Deans List (Fall 2006)
• Certificate of Academic Achievement (SEEK Department-Fall 2006)
• Chi Alpha Epsilon National Honor Society Beta Xi Chapter (SEEK Department-Fall 2007)
• Women of Distinction (The Center for Women's Department-Spring 2008)
• Deans List (Spring 2008)
• Degree in Associate of Arts with a minor in Women Studies (Medger Evers College - Spring 2008).
• Given an Award of Appreciation (The Coy L. Cox School PTA, June 2008).
• Given an Award of Appreciation and Recognition (The Coy L. Cox School PTA, June 2009).
• Emerging Leader CUNY Ambassador Training (The Center for Women's Department-Spring 2009) given at New York Technical College.
• Attended the WILL Series sponsored by (WOMB) Women Organizing Mobilizing and Building (Given at Medgar Evers College- Spring
• Certificate awarded by the Women's Studies Discipline Council of the City University of New York (John Jay College - Spring 2009) for her
creation of " The Womyn's Perspective: Written for Womyn by Womyn" newsletter.
• Award of Excellence (SEEK Department - Spring 2009).
• Certificate of Appreciation (Medgar Evers College-Life Club, Spring 2010).
• Awarded a Weekend/Evening Scholarship (Medgar Evers College-Student Government Association, Spring 2010).
• Given an Award of Appreciation (The Coy L. Cox School PTA, June 2010).
• Member of the National Association of Professional Women
• Certificate of Appreciation (Medgar Evers College/Life Club - Spring 2011)
• A recipient of the prestigious Isaac Liberman Public Service Award (Given at One Police Plaza-December 2011)
• Recipient of the Borough Commander's Award (April 2012)
• Bachelor's degree in Psychology with minors in Women's Studies and Social Welfare (Medgar Evers College-June 2012)
"The Womyn's Perspective: Written for Womyn by Womyn" Newsletters
Volume 1, Issue 1- News Station TWP-The Womyn's Perspective (Spring-2008)
Volume 1, Issue 2 - The Womyn's Stories (Fall-2008)
Volume 1, Issue 3 - Womyn's History Month (Spring-2009)
Volume 1, Issue 4 - Domestic Violence Month (Fall-2009)
Volume 1, Issue 5 - Womyn's History Month (Spring-2010)
Volume 1, Issue 6 - Womyn Speak (Fall-2010)
Volume 1, Issue 7- An Anthology of the Womyn's Perspective (Spring-2011)
Forging Our Own Destiny Productions, a limited liability company