Nehanda Imara on "Pan-Africanism and the Need for African People and All of Humanity to Organize
Nehanda Imara speaks on "Pan-Africanism and the Need for African People and All of Humanity to Get Organized or Perish!"
(Recorded at the Law and Disorder Conference at Portland State University in May.)
Nehanda Imara is an Oakland resident, activist and educator, who is an adjunct teacher for African American and Environmental Studies at Merritt College. Nehanda created the first Environmental Racism/Justice course at the Peralta Community College District. Nehanda is on the steering committee for Sustainable Peralta, and the Board of Directors of Leadership Excellence, a non-profit African American youth organization in Oakland. As a part-time faculty member of Peralta Community College District, she leads student groups to Ghana through the only Study Abroad Program that has as a focus, “Black Consciousness Raising Tours of Africa and the African Diaspora.
In the past twenty-five years, Nehanda has traveled to over 10 African countries as well as the Caribbean and Central America. In November 2006 she organized the first Environmental Justice Hip Hop event at Laney College to bring awareness to Environmental Racism in Oakland.
Nehanda has one daughter that is a doctoral candidate at University of California, Berkeley and is the only African female doctoral candidate in the area of astrophysics.
Nehanda has been a free lance writer for many years writing book reviews for San Jose Metro (1990’s) of Black women novels and for various newsletters about the struggles related to the lives of African people and other social justice movements.
Nehanda plans to repatriate to Africa, completing her pan African mission to live in Ghana and continue the building of youth bridges from Africa throughout the Diaspora