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Why Jamii?

As a purpose-driven social enterprise, Jamii helps organizations create impactful multilingual spaces based on principles of language justice and multilingual community building. We do this by supporting organizations working in social justice movements for LGBTQIA+ and immigrant rights, racial, economic and environmental justice, anti-violence, gender and educational equity, healthcare, and more!

We're a people-first, mission-second, and profit-third kind of organization. A central focus of our work includes promoting language learning in Black-centered spaces. We also prioritize bridging language barriers between Black US-born folx, Afro-Latines, Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, and other people of African descent via our flagship program, Language & Diaspora.

Vision & Values
(What We Believe)

  • The diversity of language is a resource for resistance - not an obstacle!
  • ALL Black Lives Matter. Period!
  • Language learning is not a luxury for freedom fighting - it’s a necessity!
  • You can’t truly promote liberation, equity, or justice without also being pro-Black.
  • Blackness is a powerful unifying identity and no matter your race, creed, color, or native-language…if you’re for pro-Black solidarity, we are calling you into community
  • Black people from ALL walks of life must engage in complex conversations to facilitate unifying our Global Black family on local, national, and international levels - and that cain’t happen in one language!

Our 2022 Impact Goals

Invest more than $100k in paying Black linguists and patronizing Black-owned businesses.

Raise Funds via our #TranslateTheMovement campaign & Donate at least $20k worth of interpreting and translation services to Black-led organizations

Support at least 30 Black-identifying language learners in reaching B1 (intermediate/conversational) fluency in a 2nd or 3rd language in 2022.

Provide a total of at least $30k worth of FREE professional development for simultaneous interpreting to at least 60 aspiring linguists who identify as BBIPOC and/or LGBTQ+

Continuing to ensure that the dope af linguists who make this work possible are paid a thriving wage and benefit from a flexible, equitable work partnership.

Read Our 2020 - 2021 Impact Report
Jamila Craig | Founder of Jamii Linguists

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