Amena Elamin

National Youth Organizer of Baji

Amena Elamin (she/her) will be speaking at the EAD 2024 Spring Summit domestic workshop. She is the National Youth Organizer of Baji. Amena is Sudanese by way of Brooklyn. She has years of community engagement and organizing experience from her hometown of Wichita, Kansas. During her time in Wichita, her work centered around youth-led initiatives and programming. She served as the Youth Development Coordinator at the International Rescue Committee, building the first IRC youth program in Wichita, designed to empower refugee and immigrant students through their high school and college career. Most recently, Amena served as the Community Building Fellow at UNICEF USA in New York City. As a fellow, Amena was able to work with young people from across the nation and champion community building efforts nationally. Amena believes in the power of youth as the pulse for the livelihoods of our communities and movements. As a youth advocate, she is excited to work with BAJI youth towards justice and liberation by centering and amplifying Blackness in all its forms.

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