The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) is hosting the 10-year celebration of their continued fight for immigration justice this Saturday. Black Lives Matter co-founder and BAJI executive director, Opal Tometi, will be joined by host Gina Belafonte to recognize five honorees for their transformative work.
For Tometi, the following leaders support BAJI’s mission through their continued work to make sure Black Americans are provided the ability to flourish through safe passage:
Wangechi Mutu: Kenyan artist and founder of Africa’s Out
Gerald Lenoir: BAJI founding director and founding steering committee member of the Black Immigration Network
Congresswoman Karen Bass: Represents California’s 37th congressional district and serves on the House Judiciary Committee and House Committee of Foreign Affairs
Gerry Hudson: Executive vice president of the Service Employees International Union
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“BAJI is the only organization in the country ensuring Black immigrants have a fair and just experience here in the U.S.,” Tometi says in a statement. “We have provided tens of thousands of immigrants important training and resources through our Black Immigration Network (BIN) program.”
BAJI, founded in 2006, hopes this event will raise the resources needed to grow the organization’s national operations. It will take place on Saturday, April 9, at the California African American Museum.