Ajamu Baraka

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Ajamu Baraka


Ajamu Baraka has been involved in grassroots organizing, activism, and educating for over 30 years. He is the Executive Director of the U.S. Human Rights Network and serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for Constitutional Rights.[1]

National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

Baraka is on the board of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty.[2]

US Human Rights Network

Baraka currently serves as Executive Director of the US Human Rights Network.[3]

Black Left Unity

On the weekend of May 31-Jun 1,2008, dozens of African American organizers, artists and activists convened the first Black Left Unity Meeting at the Sonia Hayes Center in Chapel Hill, NC.The gathering was a continuation of the Black Left Unity caucus that meet in Atlanta during the US Social Forum.

Those who attended the conference included Saladin Muhammad, Black Workers for Justice and the Black Workers League; ILWU Local 10 leader Clarence Thomas; activist and poet, Amiri Baraka; Million Worker March leader, Brenda Stokely; Ana Edwards, Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality; Ajamu Baraka, U.S. Human Rights Network; Patrisse Cullors, Labor Strategy Center; Efia Nwangaza; Theresa El-Amin; Kali Akuno from the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement; Jaribu Hill, Mississippi Workers for Human Rights; Vickie White, People’s Organization for Progress; labor organizer, Angaza Laughinghouse; Larry Adams, New York City Labor Against the War (NYCLAW); cultural artist, Luci Murphy; educators Muntu Matsimela, T. Menelik Van Der Meer and Sam Anderson; Yvette Modestin, Afrocaribenas y de la Diaspora; Colia Clark; and activists representing Fight Imperialism-Stand Together (FIST) and the Troops Out Now Coalition.[4]

Africa Action involvement

In 2009, Ajamu Baraka was listed on the Board of Directors for Africa Action.[5]

Letter to Obama

In March 2009 dozens of 'human rights groups' and activists in the United States, signed a statement urging President Barack Obama to rethink his decision to boycott the United Nations-sponsored anti-racism conference.

As you know, the Durban Review Conference is one of the most important international platforms for discussing the elimination of racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerances. Given the brutal history of slavery and Jim Crow in the United States, your Administration has much to contribute to this discussion. A boycott would be inconsistent with your policy of engagement with the international community…

Individual signers of the statement included Ajamu Baraka.[6]

African Heritage Delegation to Palestine/Israel

The African Heritage Delegation to Israel/Palestine members, November 2014:

Media Contact: Jacob Pace, Interfaith Peace-Builders staff.[7]

Law4BlackLives

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Human Rights Project at the Urban Justice Center August 4, 2015 ·

A snapshot from the incredible #Law4BlackLives conference, featuring HRP Director Shani Jamila, Ajamu Baraka, Lisa Crooms, Jaribu Hill and Rev. Osagyefo Sekou.

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