Nyasha Laing is an impact storyteller, researcher, and lawyer whose written and produced work on themes such as racial justice, Diasporic human rights, arts activism, and afro-folkloric expressions have been featured in and on the Huffington Post, Yes Magazine, BBC World Service, Arise TV, the Pan-African Film Festival, and the IMZ World Films Showcase. Nyasha has served as an advisor to international and national organizations such as UNDP, WIPO, the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, the International Center for Transitional Justice, and the National Institute of Culture and Heritage of Belize. She leads an initiative to build socially impactful networks of Diaspora storytellers, using multimedia storytelling, community arts, and local knowledge documentation as participatory processes. Nyasha is a graduate of Yale University and NYU School of Law.
NYU School of Law, Trauma, Healing, and Hope – New York, April 2019
Caribbean Film Series, Filmmaker Talks – New York, March 2019
Gavin Brown Space, New York – January 2019
Caribbean Rising – Rush Arts Gallery – New York, March 2018
Art Museum of the Americas, Punta Soul – Washington, October 2017
Schomburg Center for Research, AfroLatino Festival – New York, July 2017
NYFA Artist Entrepreneur Bootcamp – New York, May 2017
NYU – Panel, “Death By A Thousand Cuts” – New York, Nov 2016
Belize International Film Festival – The Social Impact of Films
Journalists Pamela Newkirk and Eric Ham as well as Blogger Nyasha Laing discussed Eric Holder’s resignation and the controversial comments by New York Times columnist about TV producer Shonda Rhimes.
Commentators on “Reporters Rewind” segment on Arise TV discuss the #BringBackOurGirls movement and how to support it.