Speaker - Ras Baraka

 Ras  Baraka  Thumbnail


Ras Baraka, former Newark, N.J. Deputy Mayor, has been called “one of the most consistent, courageous, and insightful activists of his generation.” The son of revered poet-activists Amina and Imamu Amiri Baraka, Ras inherited their proud tradition of artistic excellence and community activism. While a student at Howard University, Ras formed Black Nia F.O.R.C.E. (Freedom Organization for Racial and Cultural Enlightenment) - a student youth group at the forefront of campus political and social activism. Through the organization, Ras helped organize and participated in food/clothing drives, neighborhood street clean-ups, and tutorials. During his summer breaks, Ras served as Assistant Youth Coordinator for the Commission for Racial Justice. In 1991, he graduated with a degree in political science and history.

0 Programs