2010 Advocate Bakary Tandia was recently featured in the Voice of America article "African Diaspora Makes Its Voice Count in US Election." The article highlights Bakary's voter mobilization efforts in the 2008 US presidential election and his work in the field of human rights.
Originally from Mauritania, Bakary is a prominent human rights activist in the movement against slavery and racial discrimination and has been recognized with numerous awards and honors. He works as a Case Manager and Policy Advocate at African Service Committee and a founder of The Abolition Institute. He attended the 2010 Human Rights Advocates Program.
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