2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia

2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia is a human rights activist in the movement against slavery and racial discrimination. Tandia works as both case manager and policy advocate at African Services Committee in NYC. As a case manager, he assists clients newly diagnosed with HIV in accessing health care, housing, and supportive services that enable them to regain their health and build productive lives. As policy advocate, Tandia works to raise awareness of public health and human rights issues in the African community and to empower newcomers to understand and protect their rights as immigrants. He has extensive experience in community organizing, coalition work, and building strategic partnerships across diverse communities. He is a co-founder of The Abolition Institute, which works to end slavery in Mauritania. In this photo, Bakary participates in a rally for comprehensive immigration reform in DC, standing alongside fellow African immigrants.