#BuildingPower: Grassroots Education Advocacy with Zakiya Sankara-Jabar with Special Guest Omowale Afrika of Afrocentricity International

Please tune in today for #BuildingPower: Grassroots Education Advocacy with Zakiya Sankara-Jabar. Today Zakiya is speaking with Omowale Afrika on what #BlackPower looks lIke in the age of #BlackLivesMatter.He currently serves as the Vice-Shenuti for the Philadelphia Chapter of Afrocentricity International, where he oversees Youth Programming, and is responsible for managing the community outreach initiatives for the African Heritage & Cultural preservation fund. In addition to his organizing efforts, brother Omowale is a community lecturer, and lectures frequently on topics ranging from Black Self Determination to Afrikan Spirituality, with his most notable work being the Strike Drum Lecture series.

Posted by Citizen Ed on Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Zakiya spoke with Omowale Afrika on what #BlackPower looks like in the age of #BlackLivesMatter. He currently serves as the Vice-Shenuti for the Philadelphia Chapter of Afrocentricity International, where he oversees Youth Programming, and is responsible for managing the community outreach initiatives for the African Heritage & Cultural preservation fund. In addition to his organizing efforts, brother Omowale is a community lecturer, and lectures frequently on topics ranging from Black Self Determination to Afrikan Spirituality, with his most notable work being the Strike Drum Lecture series.

Zakiya Sankara-Jabar is the National Director of Activism at brightbeam, the parent organization of Citizen Ed. She is the co-founder of Racial Justice NOW! and most recently served as the National Field Organizer at Dignity in Schools Campaign. Zakiya came to organizing, advocacy, and policy work organically as a parent pushing back on harmful school discipline policies that disproportionately impact Black students and their families. Zakiya's organizing and advocacy acumen has led to significant policy changes at the local and state level in the state of Ohio. Since then, Zakiya has worked in communities all across the country sharing tools, strategies, and skills with Black parents to shift education policy and practice. Zakiya has been named to the inaugural #Power50 leadership fellowship for women of color with Community Change and the Community Activist Fellowship with Wayfinder Foundation. Zakiya is a preeminent thought leader in racial and education justice and has received numerous awards. In her free time, Zakiya enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two children.

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