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Akosua Hobert

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Akosua Hobert  is a retired teacher.  She taught in the Los Angeles unified School

District for 30 years. She is the founder of Friends of Riba (a non-profit organization to promote literacy at Riba Primary School, South Africa). She is a Friend of Robey Theatre Company.  Akosua is a member of the California African American

Genealogy Society (CAAGS).

In the past, as a member of the Pan African Secretariat, she worked very hard to end apartheid in South Africa.  She also conducted the Fahamu Tutorial/Cultural program on Saturdays for ten years at the Dunbar Hotel on Central Avenue in Los Angeles. She served on the African American Education Commission. (LAUSD)  She was actively involved with Coalition Against Police Abuse (CAPA), Urbanetwork, Kwanzaa People of Colour, Patrice Lumumba Coalition, and the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA).

Ms. Hobert has traveled extensively in Africa where she visited Ghana, Nigeria, Benin, Ivory Coast,Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Egypt, and the Seychelles.  In 1981 she lived inTanzania, East Africa for one year teaching second grade at the International School of Tanganyika.

Ms. Hobert is Executive Vice President with myEcon.  Which is a personal financial success company that promotes financial education using a three step strategy: Reduce taxes, eliminate debt, and invest.

Currently Ms. Hobert is an active Advisory Council member and Volunteer at African American Firefighter Museum.  She is committed to the goals and objectives of the museum and plans to make every effort to promote the history of African Americans in the fire service.