Margaret Amaka Ohia-Nowak
trainer, facilitator

Margaret Amaka Ohia-Nowak is a racial justice activist, trainer and facilitator, scholar, and educator on racism and anti-racism in Poland with over 15 years of experience. Her approach to teaching is holistic, intersectional and decolonial. She uses cognitive and emotional learning, bodywork and somatic methods. Amaka has advocated and organized for Black, African and Afro-descendant communities in Poland. She is the founder of the Centre for Intersectional Justice in Poland, co-founder of the Alliance for Black Justice in Poland, which supports black communities and advocates for racial justice in the CEE region. She is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Social Communication and Media Studies at the Marie Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland, where her research focuses on race, racism and the portrayal of blackness in language and media discourse. She is a board member of the Polish Association of People of African Descent and a board member of the Black Europe Foundation. Additionally, Amaka is a member of the Decolonial Working Group at the Centre for Feminist Foreign Policy and a local connector for the Multitudes Foundation.