Ayize Jama-Everett

Writer and producer

Ayize Jama-Everett is, first, an Afrogeek. With four sci-fi novels to his name and three graphic novels, his Afrofuturist bonafides are secure. He is also a theologian, a professor, a writing instructor, and a therapist. Being the son of the former political prisoner Mutulu Shakur, Jama-Everett believes in the power of families of choice and shared communal goals. For the past year, he has been working with Black luminaires in the Bay Area psychedelic field to create a documentary capturing the role of psychedelics in the Black community. The documentary, A Table of Our Own, looks to shed light on the underrepresented stories of the substance using communities that continue to create and shape the Bay Area.