Green Festival Speakers

Nyisha Moncrease


Nyisha Moncrease is the Program Director of the African People’s Education & Defense Fund (APEDF) Oakland chapter. Nyisha Moncrease is the outreach coordinator for Uhuru Furniture & Collectibles, an economic development project of APEDF in Oakland. More importantly, she is Director of the Marcus Garvey Upliftment Project (MGUP). MGUP is a free arts and education center in East Oakland, CA with the mission to provide “a safe environment for tomorrow’s leaders by teaching skills needed for African community self-determination.” The children of MGUP Summer Project nicknamed Nyisha “Crazy.” If they were to expound on that, they would say “crazy” as in a whirlwind of positive energy, an unrelenting fighter for African people, a joy to work with and a visionary who uplifts and inspires those around her, a goal-oriented visionary, a powerful African woman.