Black Alliance for Just Immigration
Purpose of Grant
For family engagement, issue education, organizing and networking to impact immigration, race and economic policies impacting the African-American and immigrant community in alignment with the Equal Voice framework.
Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), founded in Oakland, CA in 2006, is a racial justice and immigrant rights organization that engages in issue education, advocacy, and cross-cultural alliance building in order to end racism, criminalization and economic disenfranchisement of African-American and Black immigrant communities. BAJI recently moved its headquarters to Brooklyn, NY and has additional offices in Oakland, Atlanta and Phoenix.
BAJI is the host and coordinating body of the Black Immigration Network (BIN), comprised of 30 organizations and over 50 individuals serving Black immigrant and African-American communities who are focused on supporting fair and just immigration among other social and economic policies. BIN members are involved in joint public policy campaigns, strategizing sessions and training. The network meets biennially to educate, strategize and network among members and key allies.
BAJI further accomplishes its mission through its movement building programs: organizing and leadership development; technical assistance and training; communication and media education; and campaign work and direct action work with other organizations. The work of BAJI seeks to elevate Black voices and works to organize Black immigrants who have been systematically disenfranchised.