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.
Coordinating Committee The Black Alliance for Peace, as of May 10 2018.
- Ajamu Baraka, National Organizer and National Spokesperson
- Jaribu Hill, Mississippi Workers Center for Human Rights
- Margaret Kimberley, Editor and Senior Columnist for Black Agenda Report, Member of Administration Committee for United National Antiwar Coalition (UNAC)
- Kali Akuno, Co-Director, Cooperation Jackson
- Reverend Lukata Agyei Mjumbe, First Presbyterian Church of Irvington, NJ; Coordinator of Black Organizers Project, the Praxis Project
- Ana Edwards, Virginia Defenders for Freedom, Justice & Equality
- Yolande Tomlinson, Ph.D., Co-Founder and Director of Education and Applied Intersectionality, Organization for Human Rights and Democracy (OHRD)
- Lamont Lilly, activist, community organizer and people's journalist