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NBJC Welcomes Two New Directors

By Charlotte Robinson, November 17, 2020

The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) announced two new senior level hires Victoria Kirby York, MPA & Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond. Their leadership & experience will further drive the org's mission to empower members of the LGBTQ community to combat racism, transphobia, homophobia & biphobia; end stigma & provide education around what it means to live with HIV & address issues specific to people living at the intersection of being queer & Black. David J. Johns, Executive Director of NBJC stated, “I am excited about the passion, talents & treasures that both Victoria Kirby York & Dr. Kia Darling-Hammond will bring to the work & the legacy of NBJC. Victoria & Kia are established leaders who have demonstrated both a love for and commitment to improving life outcomes & opportunities for Black trans, queer & non-binary people. The communities that we serve & the country that we work to strengthen will benefit as a result of their efforts." Victoria Kirby York, MPA will serve as NBJC's Deputy Executive Director & will manage the organization's operational policies & efficiencies, strengthen its grassroots constituency engagement efforts & lead the programmatic staff. Kia Darling-Hammond, Ph.D will serve as NBJC’s Director of Research & Educational Programs. In this role she will lead the organization’s efforts to ensure that policy, practice & the space in between (praxis) account for the diverse experiences of & unique contributions made by, Black trans, queer & non-binary people, both in & out of schools. The National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) is a civil rights organization dedicated to the empowerment of Black lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & same gender loving (LGBTQ/SGL) people, including people living with HIV/AIDS. For More Info...

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