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Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter
Opal Tometi is the Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) a national organization that educates and advocates for immigrant rights and racial justice with African-American, Afro-Latino, African and Caribbean immigrant communities. Opal is the daughter of Nigerian immigrants and in November 2014 was named a "New Civil Rights Leader" by Essence Magazine for her cutting edge movement building work. Opal is a co-founder of Black Lives Matter and is a racial justice communications consultant.