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]

Africa Action involvement

In 2009, Ajamu Baraka was listed on the Board of Directors for Africa Action.[4]

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.[5]