Working on Our Power have a growing team of womxn of colour across Europe. Supported by Ubele, we are working together as consultants, whilst also juggling several other projects. Everyone in the team is part-time / short-term - organising online to bring this programme to you.
Let’s introduce you to who’s behind the magic!
Lead organiser (London)
Guppi is a trainer, organiser, writer and researcher. She’s been organising with European activists in different roles for nearly a decade. She’s been dreaming of a training programme like Working on Our Power for over three years now, and excited to be making it a reality. Guppi is a history nerd, and is driven to understand the connections between capitalism, colonialism and racial inequality. She is committed to transformative economic and political systems change and believes that begins with Europeans taking responsible for its imperial and colonial past. She has many questions and few answers, but this is where her energy comes from.
Core facilitator (Berlin, London)
Jamie is a Co-founder and Managing Director of the European Network of People of African Descent – ENPAD. The transnational Network’s main aim is to fight anti-Black racism as well as work towards the political empowerment of Black people across Europe. Jamie is a facilitator, writer and community organizer with a background in political science. She also works as a freelancer offering workshops on anti-racism and intersectionality. Over the past years she has served as a board member for the European Network against Racism - ENAR, the Initiative of Black People in Germany (ISD) as well as #Schauhin. She is originally from Berlin, Germany where a lot of her work has been centred. Jamie now splits her time between London and Berlin.
Organisational Manager, Ubele (London)
Yvonne has more than 35 years of professional experience working with organisations and stakeholders ranging from professional front line staff through to senior management, policy makers and planners in local, national and international government, civil society organisations and the corporate sector. Yvonne has an MA in Community and Social Work, a MSc in Change Agents Skills and Strategies, and professional qualifications in community and youth work, teaching and social work. She has also been on the board of a number of charitable trusts and is a Fellow of the Institute for Learning (FIfL) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA).
Fundraising Consultant (London)
Nadia was born and raised in a small village close to Hannover, Germany. They have done organising work around the interconnected struggles of gendered violence, anti-racism, prison and detention abolition, Palestinian Solidarity and demilitarisation. They also freelance as a trainer, workshop facilitator and organiser. Among others, they have and are working for the European Network for People of African Descent, Transgender Europe, Take Back The City and more. They have been playing music since a young age and currently spin tunes as a DJ and are part of a couple of bands.
Training organiser (Copenhagen)
Violeta is an activist, community organizer, natural coordinator and humble student of life. She’s currently based in Copenhagen where she’s been engaged in activist communities since 2011 and has before that lived in Barcelona and a small town in Sweden where she grew up. She’s finishing her degree in Migration Studies focusing on migrant domestic workers rights and freelancers as an organizer and fundraiser and works as a part-time secretary for an activist solidarity organization. She is a true multitasking Gemini and an expert in coordinating and administering projects and loves to facilitate structure for passionate activists.
Core facilitator (Berlin)
Clementine Ewokolo Burnley is a writer, facilitator, coach and empowerment trainer who is passionate about creative self empowerment and supporting self-organized communities. Achievements include guiding political organizations through structural change processes and helping 20+ community organisations better to serve queer, inter* and trans* refugees and migrants in communities of colour across Germany. Clementine develops training concepts and group process tools, leads peer mentoring processes, coaches teaches and counsels in a tailored dynamic and need-based mode. She has broad, deep experience in supporting self organised communities serving highly vulnerable people. Her special interests are Migration Policy, Critical Race Theory, Community Empowerment, Anti-Racism and Queer Empowerment.
Core facilitator (London)
Tumu Johnson is a mental health practitioner who works in front line support services, research and community organising. She is an experienced trainer and group facilitator and is currently studying for a Masters in Mental Health Studies whilst working in the NHS. She strives to centre principles of compassion and liberation in her work and wants to use her skills to contribute to achieving social justice.
Design and Communications
Nadia is a researcher, graphic designer, writer, and tech junkie. After completing Masters in urban studies from 4Cities Erasmus Mundus+ she relocated to Madrid where her work centers on participatory practices, intersectional justice, and political economy. Her work and global south perspective is informed by her work in Kuala Lumpur where she worked in film production and gender and migration research.
Nim is a community activist and freelance trainer, facilitator and writer. They work extensively in QTIPOC, feminist and decolonial activism. In addition to this, Nim has held a number of strategic roles in the anti-racist, LGBTQI, women’s and disability sectors. They co-founded QTIPOC London, Purple Rain Collective and are an inaugural member of the Edge Fund. Previous to this they co-founded and directed So We Stand; an organisation linking environmental, social and racial justice in the UK. This won Nim an Olive Morris Memorial Award for activism and they were named a Guardian “Youth Climate Leader”.Currently, they are the Lead Trainer at Campaign Bootcamp and 1/3 of the core team at Movement Buider's in the UK and they work internationally with activist groups, campaign organisations and NGOs to train, facilitate and support the interrogation of anti-oppression. They are particularly committed to Direct Education, understanding group culture, and transformative processes. They bring humour, compassion and patience to their work. They also love to lip-sync battle.