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Advancing racial equity, affirmation, and empowerment across the South.

Those with the closest proximity to the problem are the closest to finding the best solutions.” -Glenn Martin

AJOCC is a grass roots organization owned and led by Jewish women of color. With ownership comes autonomy to speak and make decisions for ourselves. We serve as a catalyst to influence societal changes and leverage best practices and resources. AJOCC’s goal is to embrace the humanity in every person by promoting a culture of justice 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. Our intersectional lived-experience gives us a unique vantage point to provide strategic and programmatic leadership for equity and inclusion initiatives that advance justice as a critical component of business, and welcoming communities.

No initiative for social justice has ever succeeded without the full participation and leadership of those most affected.

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.

AJOCC creates connections in psychological safe empowering spaces that are rooted in Jewish values such as: b’tzelem elohim (made in the image of God), kavod (respect), and v’ahavta l’reacha kamocha (love your neighbor as yourself).

What We Do

  • Provide liberative, affirming, safe spaces where JOC can gather authentically in community to connect around cultural impact, engagement, and build relationship.
  • Educational workshops and DEI trainings
  • Facilitate customized inclusion programs designed 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 support allows AJOCC to plant seeds of antiracism to cultivate more equitable outcomes for those impacted, and close the access gap to Judaism.

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
No gift is too small.
Thank you for your generosity!

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If you are interested in a free consultation to explore potential opportunities to work with Atlanta Jews of Color Council (AJOCC), and/or if you would like for a staff member to participate as a speaker, facilitator, or host at an event, please contact us.