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==In Defense of Black Lives: National Week of Action Call==
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Chinyere Tutashinda

Chinyere Tutashinda is a Community Organizer at Center for Media Justice. One Land One People Collaboritive Director at Youth Together. She is a founding member and co-director of the BlackOUT Collective, a Black direct action and training collective, that believes action and organizing are healing and transformative acts. She has a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Northern Colorado and an M.A. in Media Activism from California State University East Bay. Lives in Oakland, California.


  • Studied Media studies with an emphasis in Activisim and Social Change at New College of California
  • Studied Journalism and Mass Communications at University of Northern Colorado
  • Went to Cleveland Heights High School


Former Teacher at E.C. Reems Academy


Center for Third World Organizing staff, 2021.

In Defense of Black Lives: National Week of Action Call

"In Defense of Black Lives: National Week of Action Call" was a Zoom call organized by the Movement for Black Lives May 30 2020.

Moderators were Karissa Lewis of Movement for Black Lives and Lumumba Bandele MBL strategist.

Participants included Miski Noor Black Visions Collective. Chanelle Helm Black Lives Matter Louisville, Kayla Reed Action St. Louis, Chinyere Tutashinda The BlackOUT Collective, Phillip Agnew Dream Defenders.[1]

M4BL Leadership

Thenjiwe Tameika McHarris February 11, 2019 · M4BL Leadership w/ our Convergence Council Team (Denise, Makani & N’Tanya) #Squad #M4BL


Makani Themba, N'Tanya Lee, Denise Perry, Mary Hooks, Morathi Adams, Serena Sebring, Dara Cooper, Richard Wallace, Nikita Mitchell, Karissa Lewis, Ash-Lee Henderson, Phillip Agnew, Monifa Bandele, Rukia Lumumba, Chinyere Tutashinda, Marbre Stahly-Butts, Mark-Anthony Clayton-Johnson, Gina Clayton-Johnson, Maurice Moe Mitchell.

Collective staff members

The BlackOUT Collective staff members, November 2019.

National Leading From the Inside Out Alum

Chinyere Tutashinda, Co-Director, The BlackOUT Collective, and President, Community Change Action was a 2019 Rockwood Leadership Institute National Leading From the Inside Out Alum.[3]

"A letter from the movement to the movement'

In September 2019 Chinyere Tutashinda was one of 100 black leaders, many affiliated with Liberation Road who signed A letter from the movement to the movement defending Maurice Moe Mitchell and Nelini Stamp of the Working Families Party for endorsing Elizabeth Warren instead of Bernie Sanders for the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

A Vision for Black Lives


An Immediate End to the Criminalization and Dehumanization of Black Youth Across All Areas of Society Including, but Not Limited to, Our Nation’s Justice and Education Systems, Social Service Agencies, Media, and Pop Culture.

Authors & Contributors of this 2017 report included ● Whitney Maxey, Miami Public School Teacher ● Kwame Torian Easterling, MD, MPH ● Monica McLemore, PhD, MPH, RN, University of California, San Francisco ● JoHanna Thompson, MPA ● Nimaako Brown, MPH, CHES ● Thena Robinson Mock, Education Law CenterRuth Jeannoel, Power U Center for Social Change ● Rachel Gilmer, Dream DefendersChelsea Fuller, Advancement ProjectMarbre Stahly-Butts, Center for Popular DemocracyRachel Herzing Soros Justice Fellow ● Mary Hooks, Southerners On New GroundMark-Anthony Johnson, Dignity and Power NowTanya Greene, Attorney at Law ● Daryl Atkinson, Southern Coalition for Social JusticeAndrea Ritchie, Soros Justice Fellow ● Arielle Humphries, Center for Popular DemocracyCarl Lipscombe, Black Alliance for Just ImmigrationCrystal Peters, Center for Popular DemocracyChinyere Tutashinda, The Center for Media JusticeMalkia Cyril, The Center for Media JusticePete Haviland-Eduah, Million Hoodies Movement For JusticeKesi Foster, Urban Youth CollaborativeMontague Simmons, Organization for Black StruggleDeAngelo Bester, Workers Center for Racial JusticeDorian Warren, Center for Community ChangeDara Cooper, National Black Food and Justice AllianceBrandon King, Cooperation JacksonLinda TiganiAnja Rudiger, National Economic and Social Rights InitiativeCathy Albisa, National Economic and Social Rights InitiativeKarl Kumodzi, Black Youth Project 100, BlackbirdSteven Pitts, National Black Workers CenterRichard Wallace, Workers Center for Racial JusticeBenjamin Ndugga-Kabuye, Black Alliance for Just ImmigrationErica Smiley, Jobs with JusticePatrick Mason, Ph.D., Florida State University, National Economic and Social Rights InitiativeBeatriz Beckford, National Black Food and Justice AllianceRose Brewer, PhD, University of Minnesota ● Ife KilimanjaroToussaint Losier, Chicago Anti ­Eviction CampaignMya Hunter, Spirit HouseM. Adams, Freedom, Inc.Jonathan Stith, Alliance for Educational JusticeLumumba BandeleEmmanuel Caicedo, DemosViviana Bernal, DemosDamon L. Daniels, DemosTrupania Bonner, Open Democracy Project/Crescent City Media Group[4]


Chinyere Tutashinda of The BlackOUT Collective, and Ellen Choy of Asians4BlackLives Oakland, were interviewed in PowerPAC+'s Political Intelligence blog "How the Multiracial Majority is Making Black Lives Matter", February 09, 2015.[5]

Social circle


Chinyere Tutashinda with Tyger Caygill-Walsh, Juan Calaf, Jen Soriano and Amy Sonnie, September 2015.

Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward


Now What? Defying Trump and the Left's Way Forward was a phone in webinar organized by Freedom Road Socialist Organization in the wake of the 2016 election.

Now what? We’re all asking ourselves that question in the wake of Trump’s victory. We’ve got urgent strategizing and work to do, together. Join Ash-Lee Woodard Henderson of the Movement for Black Lives and Freedom Road, Calvin Cheung-Miaw, Jodeen Olguin-Taylor of Mijente and WFP, Joe Schwartz of the Democratic Socialists of America, and Sendolo Diaminah of Freedom Road for a discussion of what happened, and what we should be doing to build mass defiance. And above all, how do we build the Left in this, which we know is the only solution to the crises we face?

This event will take place Tuesday November 15, 2016 at 9pm Eastern/8pm Central/6pm Pacific.

Those expressing interest in attending, on Facebook included Chinyere Tutashinda.[6]

""Introduction to Black feminism"

"Intro to Black Feminism" hosted by Sendolo Diaminah Cazembe Jackson, and Adrienne Maree Brown.

Tuesday, August 15 at 8:30 PM

Created for Black August Practice Group.

Sendolo Diaminah August 15, 2017;

Black people! Tonight my beloved sister Adrienne Maree Brown is leading a web discussion about Black Feminism as part of a series of Black August political education sessions hosted by Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, Freedom Road Socialist Organization, and BOLD.[7]

Those indicating they would attend on Facebook included Chinyere Tutashinda.

Black Ideological Struggle Webinar

Black Ideological Struggle: Radical, Liberal, Conservative Public · Hosted by Sendolo Diaminah and Cazembe Jackson

Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 8:30 PM

Created for Black August Practice Group

Join Sendolo Diaminah for a conversation about why Black radicals can and must learn how to effectively engage liberal and conservative ideologies among our people.
September 2, 2017. Hey family! Here is the final recording from the Black August webinars! Sendolo Diaminah took lots of patience and creativity breaking down Black Ideological Struggle for us.[8]

Those expressing interest on Facebook included Chinyere Tutashinda.

Brazillian delegation

During the month of November 2018, Juntos, a Brazilian youth led political organization will be celebrating Dia da Consciência Negra — Day of Black Consciousness by hosting conferences and actions across the country. As part of a growing relationship between the Black Lives Matter Network, M4BL organizers, and Juntos, Afro-Brazilian youth organizers have invited organizers from our movement to come connect, build, and strategize. This is a critical opportunity to expand our ability to build a powerful global Black liberation movement in our lifetime!

Cazembe Jackson November 14, 2017 ·


With Chinyere Tutashinda and Brianna Gibson.

Cazembe connection

Cazembe Jackson June 15 2018:

Chinyere Tutashinda, Cazembe Jackson

I was invited to a 7-day book sharing challenge by Adrienne Maree Brown, to post a book, explain or not, invite others to share. Mine will like all be about socialism or Black people lol. I invite Chinyere Tutashinda to join us. 2/7.