LaToya Oloruntoyin Manly-Spain
- Who we are
LaToya Oloruntoyin Manly-Spain (1966, Sierra Leone) is Performer and advocate for social justice in the Black Feminist Movement and anti-racism and anti-colonialism movements. Black Power and African diaspora movements form the background here. She is a founding member of ARRiVATi, a collective of people-of-color artists and activists that uses the means of art and resistance to develop strategies of ‚decolonisation‘ in a fight against inequality. In addition, she works with this Schwabinggrad Ballett as a vocal and spoken-word artist, recently recording the album “Beyond Welcome”. She is also active with Lampedusa Hamburg, a group of refugees fighting for permanent residency since 2013. Her current political projects include a campaign against deportation, and lobbying in matters of asylum and migration.
Latoya was referred to FHU from Abimbola Odugbessan, nigerian activist in Hamburg also part of Lampedusa in Hamburg, Silent University and Performing the struggle 1, Free Home University 2016.
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