Fatou-Seydi Sarr

Fatou-Seydi Sarr, Social Justice and Human Rights Activist is the founder and Executive Director of ABISA (African Bureau for Immigration and Social Affairs) a nonprofit that helps African and Black Immigrants in Metro-Detroit to know their rights, access resources, become invested and civically engaged.  A Senegalese native, Seydi is a graduate of Wayne State University School of Social Work (BSW) and Marygrove School of Social Justice (M.A. SJ). Her passion for social equity drives her commitment to advocacy for the intersectionality of religious, racial, immigration, socio-economy and gender issues. A lay leader in the Detroit West African Community, Seydi is a court interpreter and teaches weekly African dance classes in the city. Seydi proudly describe herself as an African Immigrant Black Muslim Woman.

A little snapshot of things

Speaker at Women’s’ Convention (Detroit) on immigration and criminalization (2017)

Racial Justice Award recipient at DART (Detroit Anti-Racism Training) convening (2017)

New American Leaders Projects’ Fellow (2016 -2017)

Panelist on Immigration and Islamophobia hosted by One Hamtramck (2017)

Speaker at United Methodist Church on Sanctuary Response to Removal (2017)

Speaker at WE Won’t Wait Summit (D.C) on the topic of immigration (2016)

Speaker at Caring Across Generation Summit (D.C) immigration x elder care x fair wages (2016)