Marvina Eseoghene Newton is Nigerian-born community leader, activist, feminist, intersectional environmentalist and mother of two. As a youth, she overcame significant barriers that she hopes to remove for future generations.
She plays a key role mediating between social justice groups and the climate movement, building bridges, facilitating better ally-ship and tackling inequalities. Her activism spans Black Lives Matter, environmentalism, a coalition of Black-led organisations and youth empowerment.
Central to her mission is platforming people whose voices are often stifled, providing them with tools to play an active role in driving vital social changes. To do this she draws on her wealth of experience in community development, mentorship, training, project management and more.
Her roles include co-founder of BLM Leeds and United for Black Lives. She supports the strategic development programme for creating an equitable society for all black lives in the UK and works as a coordinator of African Arising UK.
On top of this, she founded Angel of Youths, a small charity that aims to alleviate young people from disadvantaged and marginalised backgrounds. She teaches them to use their voice and influence to lead successful social action projects that challenge inequality.