Program Preview “Black Love Beyond Borders”

We are just weeks away from the BIN Kinship Assembly and we hope you have made your plans to join us for 3 days of sharing, learning, fun and fellowship. If you are wondering what you can look forward to, take some time to view the updated program and register at


The Kinship Assembly program is designed intentionally, to provide ample opportunities for learning, relationship building and strategizing. The convening begins with the transformative interactive African Diaspora Dialogues, laying the groundwork for building a sense of kinship and connection.


Throughout the weekend we have three incredible plenaries:


“The State of Black Immigrants”  Moderated by Carl Lipscombe, Legal and Policy Manager, BAJI Featuring Amaha Kassa, Executive Director, African Communities Together, Shiu-Ming Cheer, Senior Staff Attorney & Field Coordinator, National Immigration Law Center, Ronald Coleman, Government Affairs Manager, California Immigrant Policy Center and Sakira Cook, Counsel, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights


“Organizing at the Intersection” – Moderated by Trina Jackson – Coordinator, Network of Immigrant and African American Solidarity (NIAAS).Marybeth Onyeaukwu, Black Immigration Network, Abraham Paulos,  Families for Freedom, Tefere Gebre, American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations, Celeste Faison, National Domestic Workers Alliance/We Dream in Black, Ola Osaze, Transgender Law Center


“Los Angeles to Lagos, A Local to Global Perspective on Black LiberationModerated by Opal Tometi, Executive Director Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) Lumumba Bandele, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Emira Woods, International Feminist and U.S. Foreign Policy Expert, Greg Akili, LA Black Workers Center and Corporate Accountability International,   José Chucho Garcia,  Center for Afroamerican Studies at the Universidad Cental de Venezuela (UCV). AFROAMERICA, Altagracia Jean Joseph, Human Rights Activist – Dominican Republic, umi selah, Director – Dream Defenders


Attendees can choose from various workshop sessions to broaden and deepen understanding such as The Real Crime, Race, Globalization and MigrationBlack AND Muslim AND…, International Black Struggles, Black Women and Girls and Organizing Black WorkersClick here to see the full schedule.


You will also have a chance to learn and enhance your skills in fundraising, media engagement, secure communications and culture organizing, as well as in our popular “BIN Talks” organizing case studies and Consultants Cafe with opportunities for one-on-one coaching. On Sunday April 10th, we will go “beyond borders” of the conference space and into the Los Angeles community, with opportunities to worship, recharge, learn in-depth about Black communities in Los Angeles and soak up some local flavor.   View the full program outline at


This is just a quick preview of a very exciting and unique event that you must experience first-hand to truly appreciate. The Kinship Assembly is only held every two years and is your best chance to shape BIN’s priorities and advocacy initiatives. As the only black-led network dedicated to building an agenda for racial justice and migrant rights at a time when our communities need it most, we need your participation to make our network and our movement the best it can be. Register and join us in LA.