October | “Black & Undocumented: Immigration Is Our Issue, Too”
Please join us Saturday, Oct. 21 for our next monthly meeting: “Black & Undocumented: Immigration is Our Issue, Too.” We will be joined activist Zakaria Mohamed, of the Black Alliance for Justice Immigration (@bajitweet), and attorney Edward Pilot. The meeting will take place at the SAG-AFTRA building at 11 a.m. NABJ-LA Vice President Jerome Campbell will moderate.
Zakaria (Zack) Mohamed (@zmopdx) is a Somali-born movement strategist. At age five, Zack and his family fled their home country due to civil war, arriving in the U.S. as refugees. As BAJI’s Los Angeles organizer, Zack’s main areas of focus is to build a base and mobilize it to take actions that implicate black migrants. He has organized around racial justice, immigrant/refugee justice, LGBTQ Justice, economic justice and gender justice.
Edward Pilot (@edpilotlaw) is an attorney who has represented African people in immigration court for over two decades. Through his work, he has partnered with African churches and organizations to help people with DACA applications, naturalization and those seeking asylum.