Olajumoke ‘Jummy’ Obayanju

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Director, National Racial Equity Initiative for Social Justice

Congressional Black Caucus Foundation

    Olajumoke “Jummy” Obayanju is the Director of the National Racial Equity Initiative (NREI) for Social Justice at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF).  She oversees and manages the NREI to maximize its visibility and sustainability; ensures the implementation of program objectives and initiatives; and focuses on advancing racial equity, human rights, education, and economic development opportunities for the African American community.

    Prior to joining CBCF, Jummy was the Racial Justice & Juvenile Defense Fellow at the Georgetown Juvenile Justice Clinic & Initiative. In this role, she worked to improve the systems D.C. youth encounter through policy reform, developed resources to help juvenile defenders incorporate racial justice arguments into their youth advocacy, and created training materials on strategies to identify and correct racial bias. Upon completing law school, Jummy served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Craig Iscoe in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

    A passionate advocate for educational equity, Jummy began her career as a middle school teacher in Charlotte, NC, where she taught 8th grade math and Algebra. Jummy received her B.A. in Communications from Howard University, her J.D. from the George Washington University Law School, and her LL.M in Advocacy from the Georgetown University Law Center.  Jummy is a member of the Maryland State Bar and currently serves as Chair of the GW Law Public Interest Advisory Council, President of the GW Law Association of Black Law Alumni and member of the Alfred Street Baptist Church Governance & Legal Committee.

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