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Utilizing new ideas and innovative perspectives to transform public discourse and policy, the African American Policy Forum (AAPF) promotes frameworks and strategies that reflect a vision of racial justice that embraces the intersections of race, gender, class, and other barriers that continue to disempower marginalized communities. We are dedicated to advancing and expanding racial justice and gender equality and to defending the indivisibility of all human rights while empowering the next generation to expand democracy, both in the United States and internationally. 


At the core of our vision is a deep and firm commitment to knowledge as a means of advancing social justice and creating transformational institutional change. By bringing to the forefront pathbreaking, innovative perspectives on equity and equality on behalf of those whose lives have been marginalized or distorted within the traditional boundaries of public discourse, we seek to introduce counter-narratives to the conventional perspectives that normally dominate mainstream debates.


AAPF is an essential intellectual hub for social and racial justice movements. We are the movement home for intersectionality and Critical Race Theory. With our 25-year history of scholarship, activism, and grassroots organizing, we are a go-to source for research, message clarity, and movement strategy. Our ongoing research programs provide the foundation for all of our work, enabling us to apply the insights of intersectionality to respond to current conditions, to anticipate future conflicts, and to play a significant role in shaping the discourses surrounding them.  

AAPF Benefits
Comprehensive Health Insurance - Medical, dental, and vision.

401K Plan with Employer Match - To invest for your future. 

Generous PTO Package - 10 days of vacation, 3 personal days, 7 sick days and 12 holidays each year.

Paid Parental Leave - For employees with more than 6 months of service, we provide 12 weeks of time off

Professional Development - AAPF hosts professional and educational development events. We also provide a budget for external trainings and time off per quarter to attend. 

AAPF is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value a diverse workplace that strongly encourages women, people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply.

AAPF does not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination with respect to race, religion, color, social or ethnic origin, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related medical conditions), age, physical, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status, or any other status protected by local, state, or federal laws.

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