The Advancing Black Strategists Initiative has begun accepting applications for our 2nd Cohort of ABSI Movement Fellows. Throughout the fellowship, fellows complete a rigorous curriculum through Atlanta University Consortium partners and intense on-the-job training at various labor organizations in the South; participate in workshops on topics such as research and professional writing; and expand their professional network with connections with government leaders, foundation executives, and movement and thought leaders. Individuals with a demonstrated interest in empowering Black workers through union organizing, policy advocacy, social justice advocacy, and/or community organizing is encouraged to apply for the 2024 cohort. The ideal fellow is an emerging Black Strategist who has 3+ years of movement-related work experience.
ABOUT THE ADVANCING BLACK STRATEGISTS INITIATIVE MOVEMENT FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
There is significant need for Black leadership within the movement for economic justice and democracy. The Advancing Black Strategists Initiative (ABSI) seeks to provide hands-on campaign experience and training to aspiring Black strategists through the Movement Fellowship Program. This program will offer Fellows 15 months of direct campaign experience with an existing, Black-led Southern worker campaign. Concurrently, Fellows will take academic coursework through the W.E.B. DuBois Southern Center for Studies in Public Policy at Clark Atlanta University to deepen their campaign experience in a broader labor context and put them in relationship with thought leaders throughout the movement. The cohort of Fellows assigned to different campaigns will debrief experiences with each other and ABSI mentors to strengthen relationships helpful in future career placement. Simultaneously, Fellows will contribute needed capacity to critical campaigns, giving them an added boost and visibility to win and sustain those victories. ABSI will also elevate strategies used by these Black-led, Southern campaigns into national and global discourse on how workers are attempting to expand their ability to organize and collectively bargain.
This is a full-time fellowship that has a salary range of $55,000 – $60,000 per year plus benefits (medical, dental, professional development, etc.).
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