Yamikani Msosa is a grassroots feminist anti-violence, anti-racist organizer, part-time equity & diversity consultant and movement-based practitioner. She is currently the Coordinator for Diversity and Inclusion, overseeing the Black Academic Success and Engagement (BASE) Initiative at Humber College. She completed her Master’s degree in Women and Gender Studies at Carleton University. She has given trainings’ all over the country on issues related to Sexual Violence, LGBTQ Communities & Anti-Black Racism including Ministry of the Attorney General, Ministry of Labour, Status of Women, UN Committee on International Decade of People of African Descent, and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Yamikani has been featured in Macleans Magazine, The Walrus, Chatelaine Magazine, Now Toronto, and CBC National. She has worked for organizations such as Ottawa Coalition to End Violence Against Women, Immigrant Women Services of Ottawa, Sexual Assault Support Centre of Ottawa to name a few. Currently, Yamikani sits on Advisory Council for the Equality Project at the University of Ottawa & is an advisory member of Match International Global Fund for Women.
Yamikani has three babies, no really.
The first is UBUNTU Consulting, which was founded in 2015 to focus on equity, anti-oppression and inclusion training and organizational development for grassroots organizations and non-profit agencies. The second is SEEDS Yoga a five-week series for folxs affected by sexual violence. SEEDS focuses on empowerment, community care and consent. The third is the bi-weekly podcast called Unanonymous, where she talks about all things related to sobriety, as she is 4 years sober!