Yaya DaCosta Alafia and Sankara, "My father was an organizer in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee. My mother did a little bit of work with the Black Panthers." Originally from Harlem, she spent a trimester of high school abroad in the Dominican Republic. She says her experience there made her aware of "how deep-rooted the brainwashing went and how much self-hate there was." "I think unity is in order now."