A proud native of Newark, NJ, Eriqah R. K. Vincent is a 2010 departmental honors graduate of Spelman College with a Bachelor’s degree in Comparative Women’s Studies. Currently, Eriqah serves as the Network Engagement Director for the Power Shift Network, a decentralized network of 90+ organizations that mobilizes the collective power of young people to mitigate climate change and create a just, clean energy future and resilient, thriving communities for all.
With over a decade in the work of environmental justice, Eriqah’s personal and professional passion is to provide resources and in-depth leadership development to communities of color including, but not limited to, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, like her beloved alma mater. She identifies as an EcoWomanist, committed to the intersectional fight for climate justice through her spiritual and moral connection to creation, black women, and people of the African Diaspora globally. “An EcoWomanist way of being is rooted in commitments of social justice and human rights, as well as earthling rights to belong to the Earth community.” – Rev. Dr. Melanie Harris