Jackie Obungah; (she/her) is a Black African femme living and working on the unceded territories of the xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Peoples.
She is currently pursuing her B.A in International Development at Simon Fraser University and planning the Afrocentrism Conference 2019: Decolonizing Academia, and being an integral and supportive member of the SFU Women’s Center collective. She is devoted to learning and understanding the complex ideas and processes of decolonization, as well as putting it into practice.
Jackie is deeply passionate about the inclusivity of Afrocentric schools of thought in academia, and in her practice of community work. She loves exploring African literature, poetry, film and photography and expresses her undying gratitude to Indigenous peoples for their continuous relationship to the land, and is committed to working in solidarity to dismantle colonial structures globally.