Welcome to the Evolving Man Project’s first-ever “Evolved Person of the Week” profile. Each week we will highlight an individual that embodies what it means to be an evolved person, famous and non-famous individual alike. The world needs to know their stories and deeds. This week’s honor goes to the activist, organizer, and co-founder of Black Visions Collective, Oluchi Omeoga.
Oluchi is a Minnesota-born Trans Igbo organizer who lives and organizes in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Oluchi is a co-creator and Core Team member of Black Visions Collective, a black-led local organization. Before becoming the National Organizer, Oluchi was also a co-founder/ steering committee member of the Black LGTBTQ+ Migrant Project, or BLMP. BLMP is focused on bringing most marginalized folks together to work toward liberation. When not busy organizing, Oluchi loves watching YouTube unboxings and religiously watches anime.
For many years, Black organizers have been calling into the question the validity of police forces, dubbing them agents of violence rather than protection. Oluchi Omeoga, a co-founder of the Black Visions Collective, is a Black trans organizer carrying forth the legacy of abolitionists – those who are imagining new forms of collective safety that do not involve police and prisons. Here is Oluchi in their own words:
“I really do believe that set the framework for what is happening right now,”…”Cause folks can call on time in the recent past that folks were able to take back some resemblance of power. I think that helped shift the narrative about how folks are talking, specifically about abolition at this moment…Folks have been talking about that consistently, and our message has not shifted — it’s actually gotten more specific.”