Join the program manager at Restore Oakland, Nwamaka Agbo, as she speaks to the catastrophic rising economic inequality, how it’s threatening many aspects of our society, and what you can do about it — for yourself and your community. She offers local solutions and collective organizing efforts to end poverty.
During this potent session, you'll discover:
- The role of movements such as the Ella Baker Center & the Movement Strategy Center
- Innovative neighborhoods that apply the EcoDistricts Global Protocol
- Strategies for building sustainable & thriving communities
Nwamaka Agbo has over 10 years of experience in working on social and economic justice issues and campaigns that help support the sustainable and equitable development of thriving and prosperous communities as the New Economy Innovation Fellow for Movement Strategy Center. Through a strategic partnership with Movement Strategy Center, Nwamaka serves as the Program Manager for Restore Oakland - a joint initiative of the Ella Baker Center and Restaurant Opportunity Centers United.
Most recently, as the Director of Programs at EcoDistricts, Nwamaka was responsible for leading Target Cities – a pilot program designed to support 11 innovative neighborhoods in 9 cities across North America in applying the EcoDistricts Global Protocol to help accelerate and achieve their district-scale sustainability goals.
During her time as the Director of Programs at Transform Finance, Nwamaka helped to design and launch the inaugural Transform Finance Institute for Social Justice leaders. The Institute was created to educate and train social justice community leaders about how to best leverage impact investments to deepen their social impact for transformative social change. Prior to that, Nwamaka worked at the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights for over six years in a range of positions spanning from Policy Director, to Campaign Director and Deputy Director. During her tenure at the Ella Baker Center, Nwamaka helped to support the launch of the Oakland Green Jobs Corp and later went on to develop the organization’s Oakland-based Soul of the City civic engagement campaign.