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Opal Tometi

Opal is a Nigerian-American community organiser, activist, Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) and a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She has nearly 17 years’ experience in advocacy, innovative communications campaigns and grassroots mobilisation. The fellowship has allowed Opal to research and write about the needs and potential strategies to connect and coordinate activists and social movements internationally on a range of human rights issues, particularly as it affects those of African descent. She is combining this with opportunities to reflect on her work and participate in seminars and courses in order to be a more effective transnational movement leader. She is also working on a book.

  1. SCI Fellowship Programme

Based in USA