Ayanda hand in hand
In January 2016, we had our first ever, first-of-its-kind Undocumented and Black Convening. This convening was an intentional safe space for Black undocumented people to heal, organize, connect, and be empowered by each other. After an experience at a convening workshop, a member approached UndocuBlack Network leadership about coming up with a way for the members to stay connected. As a result, a program was co-created with that member to build and maintain that level of connection, cultural exchange, constructive healing, and interpersonal communication.
Now known as Ayanda Hand in Hand (Ayanda for short), the program aims to be a safe intimate space, physically and online, for members of the UndocuBlack Network, aged 18 and above, to connect and feel supported. It is our sincerest hope that our community members will have the opportunity to create long-lasting resourceful relationships, and to develop, engage, and collaborate with a chosen family.