“Those with the closest proximity to the problem are the closest to finding the best solutions.” -Glenn Martin
No initiative for social justice has ever succeeded without the full participation and leadership of those most affected.
AJOCC is owned and led by Jewish women of color. We serve as a catalyst to influence societal changes and leverage best practices and resources. Our goal is to promote a culture of inclusion where all individuals, regardless of race and ethnic identities, ages, nationalities, social and economic status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, religious, ideological perspectives, and physical and mental abilities are able to thrive and be engaged. We provide strategic and programmatic leadership for equity and inclusion initiatives that advance justice as a critical component of business, and welcoming communities.
We must elevate diverse perspectives, beliefs, and values as vital to our community’s conversation of purpose. Those who have experienced harm should play an instrumental role in deciding how harm will be repaired. Then put measures in place to address and repair harm when it is committed.
Solutions that do not address the root cause of an issue are not really solutions at all. Systemic injustice and inequality calls for systemic change. Statements of solidarity alone are insufficient. AJOCC advocates for tangible measurable data to operationalize policies that shape access to social capital and economic resources.
We ask our community to arrive with empathy and an equity forward perspective to create a community based on respect for the dignity of each individual and a shared sense of responsibility for the well-being of one another. We must seek to understand privilege and confront overt and hidden biases in ourselves, our organizations, institutions and systems.
What We Do
- Public speaking and DEI trainings
- Provide customized inclusion program design to correct bias
- Use data-driven analysis to set a trajectory for goals to be reached with stakeholders, board members, and ecosystem partners
- Support leaders in producing scalable solutions that benefit individuals, businesses, and philanthropic endeavors
Your Gift Makes More Possible
The work we do is essential, but it is not easy, profitable, or cheap.
If you like our work, please consider investing in us!
Atlanta Jews of Color is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
Contributions to us are tax-deductible as applicable. EIN# 86-2134580.
Please contact us if you would like to make a donation.
Gifts can be made online through Venmo @AJOCC, on PayPal by clicking on the donate button located at the bottom of this page, or checks
can be sent via mail to: AJOCC, P.O. Box 468271, Atlanta, GA 31146
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Thank you for your generosity!
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