Who we Are
We are an Urban farm, retreat and renewal center. Nafsi ya Jamii is the Swahili phrase that translates in English to The Soul Community. We seek individual justice through social change.
We are located in Oakland, CA, which has a long history and strong legacy of generating movements for social change. There is a significant community of nonprofit organizations and neighborhoods who are deeply committed to progressive social change. There’s a growing urban farming community, and many threads of green technology. As part of the movement building that is happening in Oakland, we at Nafsi ya Jamii are creating spaces where people who are most negatively impacted by social injustice in their lives and communities come together to “reimagine” themselves and the systems which create the injustices to which they are objects.