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Afro Urban Society creates space for Black diaspora dialogue

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Tammy Johnson
Tammy Johnson

Tammy Johnson is an Oakland based dancer, producer, and self described culture keeper and racial healer.

But for her latest project, she’s facilitating a different kind of dialog- internal Black diaspora conversations.

Oakland based Afro Urban Society, asked her to help host a weekly series holding conversations within Black communities. The idea is to bridge gaps and foster understanding between African Americans, and Black immigrants, from Africa and the Caribbean- through open, honest conversation.

Every Saturday for the past five weeks, Tammy has played the role of a salon or barbershop owner, allowing folks to just talk, and listen. She joined me to tell me more.

Click the play button above to listen to their conversation.

Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.