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Diaspora Stars: Ayo Tometi, Human Rights Activist


Ayo Tometi is a human rights and equality voice in the United States



Ayo Tometi is a Nigerian-American human rights activist and community organizer known for her work in advocating for racial and social justice.


Ayo Tometi, along with Alicia Garza and Patrisse Cullors, co-founded the Black Lives Matter movement in 2013. The movement gained prominence after the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's killer and has since become a global movement advocating for the rights and equality of Black people.


Ayo Tometi was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1984. She is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants and has always been deeply connected to her Nigerian heritage.


Tometi has a background in community organizing and has been involved in various social justice initiatives even before the founding of Black Lives Matter. She has worked on issues related to immigrant rights, economic justice, and racial equality.


Ayo Tometi has been a vocal advocate for police reform, criminal justice reform, and the dismantling of systemic racism. She has used her platform to raise awareness about these issues and mobilize communities to take action.


Tometi's activism has earned her recognition and accolades. She has been named one of TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People and has received awards for her advocacy work.



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