Our People

We believe in the importance of centering, building with, and nourishing young Black people in the inter-generational struggle for Black Liberation. We see our work as youth-driven, and try to embody that politic in our organizational structure and culture. Assata’s Daughters is led by young Black self-identifying women and gender nonconforming people. That is who sits on our board, who leads in our Executive team, and whom we seek to place in leadership within the organization.

The Executive Team

Executive Director

Our Executive Director is responsible for overseeing operations, fundraising, financial management, external relationships, and communications. If you wish to communicate directly about administrative questions/concerns, including employment opportunities, unit-based programming questions/concerns, potential speaking engagements, potential press opportunities, potential workshops, or potential relationships/collaborations, please email the Executive Director at ED@assatasdaughters.org

Organizing Director

Our Organizing Director is responsible for setting the overall organizing direction and strategy, and overseeing campaigns, and related relationships and programming. If you wish to communicate directly about getting involved in any current campaigns, or potential new collaborative or coalition based campaigns in Chicago, please email the Organizing Director at organizing@assatasdaughters.org.

 
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Our membership

Assata’s Daughters is a membership-based organization that provides programming for all young Black people, ages 6 and up. Young Black people can grow through the organization’s three different engagement levels within our two major programs and are provided with different types of benefits in order to sustain their engagement in the Black Liberation Movement. Any young person who is accepted into one of our core programs is considered a member of Assata’s Daughters; this includes young self-identifying Black men who have completed our programming on toxic masculinity and the oppressive forces of patriarchy.

Engagement Levels

Base: Our base has access to meals during activities, and to the support supplied in Assata’s HomeQuarters including toiletries, sexual health items, and our jobs board. Young Black people are apart of our base if they participate in our responsive programs, workshops, trainings, or events.

Membership: Our members have access to the revolutionary services of the base, core programming, stipends, targeted support plans, voting power, and paid monthly outings. Young Black people are considered members of AD if they are accepted into one of our core programs. Young Black people can apply to the core political education program if they:

1.     attend an orientation

2.     show up to six political education programs

3.     perform five hours of community service

4.      participate in three campaign programs

Young Black people can apply to the core organizing program if they:

1.     attend an orientation

2.     show up to three political education programs

3.     perform five hours of community service

4.      participate in six campaign programs

Leaders: Our Leaders in the Leaders’ Circle have access to the revolutionary services of the base and and receive stipends, monthly bus passes, individualized revolutionary services plans, increased voting power, increased training, leadership development workshops, access to the Speakers’ Bureau, and a summer trip. Members are considered Leaders and apart of the Leaders’ Circle if they are accepted into the facilitation or organizing training program. Members can apply to the facilitation or organizing training program if they have completed one of the core programs.