Green Festival Speakers

Ashara Ekundayo

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Ashara Ekundayo is a cultural worker of the urban landscape and has served as catalyst, arts curator, educator, and producer for more than 23 years. She has worked with organizations to build capacity for increased community engagement through creative placemaking, exhibition, and project management and is a Certified Permaculture Designer, serial entrepreneur, and activist committed to social justice and equity.


She lectures on collaborative leadership, mindfulness, arts activism and interconnectivity while serving as Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Impact Hub Oakland where she is also the curator for Omi Arts Gallery located within its walls.


Ashara’s leadership style and work are driven by her passion for regenerative design and balance where she explores the intersections of personal, spiritual and professional happiness. She is the Community Engagement Strategist for the San Francisco Green Festival and has presented at SXSW, SOCAP, Tedx MileHigh, and the World Social Forum to name a few.