African Services Committee was named "Member of the Year" alongside a number of champion supporters of immigrant communities in the United States, including Joyce Chang, Josefina Vázquez Mota and Suzette Brooks Masters, at the New York Immigration Coalition's 2016 Gala, on May 24th at Capitale NY.
More than four hundred individuals representing community organizations, labor groups, faith organizations, businesses, and government gathered to celebrate at the elegant venue on Manhattan's Lower East Side.
We, the undersigned civil society organizations from around the world, are writing to you to express our profound outrage at the exclusion of a significant number of civil society organizations from the list of organizations published today, accredited to attend the upcoming High Level Meeting on AIDS on June 6th to 8th 2016.
"Martin Luther King's dream is an important landmark in the struggle for justice and human dignity, nationally and internationally. Under no circumstances will we allow the hard-won gains to be rolled back. That is why we are standing here to defend DACA and DAPA and to call on the Supreme Court to take on the case immediately," said African Services Committee's policy advocate, Bakary Tandia, at an Action Week gathering recently organized by The New York Immigration Coalition to call on the U.S Supreme Court to take up the case on immigration relief.