Nehanda Imara | Collaborative Coordinator

Nehanda is an East Oakland resident, dedicated activist, organizer, educator and 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 a co-founding member of the State of Black Oakland (SOBO) that addresses the displacement of Oakland’s Black/African population. As an organizer for Communities for a Better Environment for 10 years, her work has built a strong core membership and broad support base of youth, students, residents and community partners throughout Oakland. Nehanda has served the EOBHC Initiative in a leadership capacity since its beginnings over 7 years ago, including chairing the Land Use/Built Environment Working Group, the Leadership Council, and Project Management Team of the Healthy Development Guidelines. Nehanda will provide facilitative leadership for our strategic direction, advocacy and leadership development for EOBHC priorities, especially focusing on our key initiatives, campaigns and projects.

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