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Book Takarra Johnson

Co-Founder of West2West, speaks on history of Black & African people

  • 500 US dollars
  • Location 1

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Takarra “KariJay” Johnson is a proud Pan Afrikan Sista who loves influencing change through education, hip hop, travel, and spoken word poetry. Takarra first became involved in the advancement of her global community in 2013 when she discovered her Ghanaian ancestry. She studied abroad in Ghana, West Afrika for the first time with the UC Davis Study Abroad under the direction of Dr. Moradewun Adejunmobi in 2016. Kari went on to travel back to Ghana several more times, with high hopes of spreading the importance of love, education, and revolutionary unity. While traveling, Takarra co-founded the West2West Movement with Tia Williams, shaping the goal to bridge the gap between the Afrikan people born in the Western Hemisphere and those born in our ancestral home in West Afrika. Takarra is an artist , active member of the All African People’s Revolutionary Party, & All African Women’s Union. Takarra has won countless oratorical and poetry awards within the Greater Sacramento Area since the age of 14 years old. In fact, Kari Jay is the youngest poet in Sacramento history to be crowned the Mahogany Urban Poetry Queen of the Mic. Kari was the opening artist for AFROCHELLA 2019 in Ghana and since then has become a Ghana Representative for California. She has opened for legendary acts like Fiveology and legends Jidenna, Nikki Giovanni, Common, and Sista Souljah. Inspired by Harriet Tubman, Ida B. Wells, and Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Takarra believes the time for justice is always now, and works to incite action & accountability within the global diasporic community every day. Her philosophy is: “Every day is an opportunity to be greater, more focused, and more determined for the people”.

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