About Yusef

Yusef Omowale is a staff member of the Southern California Library (SCL). Founded almost 60 years ago, SCL is a library and archive located in South Los Angeles that documents and makes accessible histories of struggles that challenge racism and other systems of oppression. This archival labor is located within long-standing traditions of collective memory work to document the impacts of policing, incarceration, displacement, and dispossession. By necessity, this work has included political education workshops, organizing support, and offering of spaces of healing and material aid to ease some of the day-to-day sufferings of racial capitalism.