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about baji

BAJI educates and engages African American and black immigrant communities to organize and advocate for racial, social and economic justice. Local BAJI Organizing Committees in New York, Georgia, California and Florida with staff in Texas and Minnesota, build coalitions and initiate campaigns among communities to push for racial justice. At the local and regional level, BAJI provides training and technical assistance to partner organizations to develop leadership skills, works with faith communities to harness their prophetic voice, and initiates vibrant dialogues with African Americans and black immigrants to discover more about race, our diverse identities, racism, migration and globalization.

upcoming events

Launching on February 4th 2021BAJI’s new gender justice report, Our Stories and Visions: Gender in Black Immigrant Communities. 

Register for the February 10th, 7-9pm ET report launch webinar.

Our Stories and Visions: Gender in Black Immigrant Communities IG Live Series. Conversations with the team that helped create BAJI’s new gender justice report live on @instaBAJI 

  • February 12th 7-8pm ET  — Our Stories and Visions: Gender in Black Immigrant Communities Catherine Labiran (BAJI’s Gender Justice Program Coordinator) and Nekessa Opoti (BAJI’s Communications Director)
  • February 17th 3-4pm ET — Conversations with BAJI’s Gender Justice Research Fellows Pt 1: Hawi Teizazu (BAJI’s Gender Justice Research Fellow — Minneapolis) and Nadia Kelifa (BAJI’s Gender Justice Research Fellow — Los Angeles)
  • February 17th 7-8pm ET — Conversations with BAJI’s Gender Justice Research Fellows Pt 2.: Jaiye Singletary (BAJI’s Gender Justice Research Fellow — Miami) and Christina Aldime (BAJI’s Gender Justice Research Fellow — New York)
  • February 19th 7-8pm ET — The Power of Collaboration: Catherine Labiran (BAJI’s Gender Justice Program Coordinator) and Bianca Campbell (Movement Building Senior Manager at Forward Together)
  • February 24th 7-8pm ET — Art, Accessibility and Social Justice: Catherine Labiran (BAJI’s Gender Justice Program Coordinator), Amy Wu (Chief Designer and Founder at Duende) and  Amir Khadar (Illustrator/Fiber Artist/Writer)
  • February 26th 7-8pm ET —  Centering Mental Health and Wellness: Catherine Labiran (BAJI’s Gender Justice Program Coordinator) and Shaé Smith (Trauma Focused-Therapist/Licensed Master Social Worker at Sixth Street Wellness)

resources

BAJi has a number of resources, including published reports, community resource guides, and resources in multiple languages.  You may view all resources by clicking the button below, or view resources for specific languages by clicking each respective button, also below.

news & updates

for foundations

As a nonprofit organization, BAJI relies on contributions from foundations, organizations and individuals.  We do critical work at the intersection of immigration justice and anti-black social structures.  Supporting Black immigrants and African Americans cannot be undervalued in today’s political climate.  Makea donation below to support us in advocating for racial, social, and economic justice.

get involved

Are you interested in getting involved in the work that BAJI does? As an active organization, we have multiple ways in which you can lend your support for Black immigrants.  Click a button on the right to engage with our work.

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