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Tokunbo Koiki

Tokunbo Koiki is the co-founder of Black Women for Black Lives, a volunteer-led org created in response to racism faced by Black students fleeing the war in Ukraine.

“I feel like this is us seeing the worst of humanity, but also seeing the best of humanity in action.”

— Tokunbo Koiki
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Tokunbo Koiki, guest
March 19, 2022

Watching the news out of Ukraine, Tokunbo Koiki saw reports of Black students struggling to flee the country. Tokunbo, an entrepreneur and social worker, linked up with two strangers, Patricia Daley and Korrine Sky, to build an aid organization for Black refugees — in a single weekend. Black Women for Black Lives helped some 1,200 Black students with direct assistance, a perfect illustration of how entrepreneurial thinking can mobilize action faster than you think it can.