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"Continuing the African Journey" with Coumba Touré

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"Continuing the African Journey" with Coumba Touré

Hope, Innovation, and Inspiration

Visionary: Coumba Touré

Coumba Touré reminds us that consciousness shift is a global phenomena. Coumba is a young 33-year-old visionary, social innovator and African social entrepreneur finding solutions to some of the most critical issues and challenges confronting the world and Africa. Coumba Toure models what it means to be a global citizen.

A Dakar native, Coumba Touré is an educator, change-maker, and artist. She writes and publishes children's books, using them to build a community that supports young people in creating their own learning tools and social change projects. Sparking imagination and strengthening citizenship in children is linked to a broader effort to enable young adults to contribute to decision-making and problem-solving in society.

Coumba focuses on popular education as a means to spread social justice, and has been instrumental in facilitating hundreds of educational workshops worldwide on gender, race, economic justice, AIDS and advocacy. In her work, she has partnered with diverse organizations: Institute for Popular Education in Kati, Mali; African Consultants International in Dakar, Senegal; The 21st Century Youth Leadership Movement Selma, Alabama; and Youth for Environmental Sanity (YES!) in Soquel, California. Coumba speaks regularly at universities and conferences and contributes as a Board member to several citizen organizations.

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