Nnennaya Amuchie

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Nnennaya Amuchie (born TK) is an attorney, activist, and author. In her work as an attorney, she advocates for reproductive justice and other human rights, such as police violence against black women. She is the author of the poetry collection Ako na Uche (2017), and co-author of the social justice workbook For Black Girls Considering Womanism Because Feminism Is Not Enuf (2018), with the author and artist Bilphena Yahwon. Her commentary is published on Rewire.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Amuchie was born in Nigeria and immigrated at the age of sixteen to the United States. She received her B.A. in political science with minors in African studies, African-American studies, and communications from the University of California, Davis.[2] [3] As a graduate student at Santa Clara University, Amuchie was awarded a law student fellowship from Equal Justice America while working at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area in the summer of 2015.[4] She received her JD/MBA in 2016.[5]

Work[edit]

Amuchie's work focuses on reproductive justice and prison abolition. They are the co-chair of the DC chapter of Black Youth Project 100, "a member-based organization of Black youth activists creating justice and freedom for all Black people".[6] They were also a former If/When/How reproductive justice policy fellow at URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, as well as a co-organizer with the DMV Mama’s Bail Out team.[7]

Published works[edit]

In 2017, Nnennaya Amuchie published a collection of poetry, Ako na Uche.[8] The title is a combination of two terms: "Ako implies tact, skill, and care, Uche means thoughtful memory."[9]

Her essays on discrimination and bail have been featured on Rewire.[10]


References[edit]

  1. "Nnennaya Amuchie". Rewire.News. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  2. "About Me". Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  3. "Nnennaya Amuchie". Forward Together. 2019-05-30. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  4. "Santa Clara University School of Law". www.equaljusticeamerica.org. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  5. "Alumna Nnennaya Amuchie JD / MBA '16 Published Her First Book on Amazon | Santa Clara Law". law.scu.edu. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  6. "Home » BYP100". BYP100. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  7. "Nnennaya Amuchie". Forward Together. 2019-05-30. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  8. "Ako Na Uche: My African Poetry Book | If/When/How". Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  9. Amuchie, Nnennaya,. Ako na uche : a short collection of poems from the ancestors. [North Charleston, South Carolina]. ISBN 9781544003245. OCLC 1003691094.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link) Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  10. "Nnennaya Amuchie". Rewire.News. Retrieved 2019-10-27.


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