Fayemi Shakur has been working in Newark and the New York/New Jersey region for close to twenty years and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to this leadership role. Starting on, September 26, 2016, she joins us after spending four years as the Marketing and Public Program Manager for Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art. Ms. Shakur has included writing, journalism, music, poetry, art consulting, public programming, social justice work, and community service as part of her creative social practice. She is one of the co-founders of the Lincoln Park Music Festival, an annual community celebration hosted just one block away from the cWOW gallery.
Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, The International Review of African American Art, Nueva Luz Photographic Journal, and HYCIDE magazine. Ms. Shakur also teaches yoga and meditation in communities affected by trauma.