Noticing the challenges immigrants and street vendors face, Safari Yangu, with no funding or external support, collaborated with numerous vendors in order to form a working group to help mitigate some of these challenges.
Amnesty International Chapter Cedar Crest College Chapter in Pennsylvania organized a peace rally in response to the deepening human rights in Burundi as per the Amnesty International report- “My children are Scared”
Amnesty International Chapter Columbia University Graduate School Chapter in New York organized a Justice Conference and rally in response to the deepening human rights violations against the Oromo and other marginalized groups in Ethiopia as per the Amnesty International report- “Because I Am An Oromo”
Following the excessive use of force by Kenya police in response to peaceful protests by Kenyans who were expressing their lack of trust to the electoral body in charge of elections in Kenya, many Kenyans in the diaspora held a rally in Allentown, Pennsylvania criticizing the action by the Kenyan police.
Amnesty International, the office of the Mayor of Allentown, Cedar Crest College, and the Lehigh Valley County Police came together in support of peace in the City of Allentown following several police shootings in Minnesota, Baton Rouge, and Dallas.
Since November 2015, Nick Ogutu has been filming the resettlement process of one refugee family from Congo. It is an ongoing project but preliminary findings already challenge the narrative of refugees not being productive members of the local communities in which they resettle. This project is in need of additional resources for completion and Nick hopes the documentary will be a good resource for schools, colleges, and research institutions.