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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

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past events

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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

BAJI rejects voter suppression laws in Georgia SB202

Our collective work is clear: we must continue to build our base to fight back and we must advance a bold and progressive vision of the kind of Georgia we want to live in. BAJI organizers in Georgia would love to hear from you.

 

 

BAJI: The Dream and Promise Act is anti-Black

Last month, the Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the Dream and Promise Act. The Dream and Promise Act provides permanent protections to certain immigrant youth and young adults (commonly known as ‘Dreamers’) and the 400,000 adults here with Temporary Protected Status (TPS).

The criminal bars in the Dream and Promise Act reinforce the racist US carceral system. Black people with one felony, three misdemeanors, or who have been accused of gang involvement will be rejected from the Dream and Promise Act outright. The current surge of immigration bills being introduced, supported, and glorified prioritize the policing and criminalization of Black people as the primary trade-off for the path to citizenship. In short, these bills are anti-Black. We denounce these immigration bills because we seek justice for Black people.

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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