Janvieve Williams Comrie is a human rights strategist, trainer and organizer with a deep commitment to assist in the building of powerful social movements for racial justice and human rights. She is an expert a race and human rights expert, and internationally recognized for her work with African Descendent communities. She has worked in a variety of fields and for several human rights institutions, including the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights Regional Office Central America, where she coordinated a regional program on race and racism. She has also done groundbreaking human rights work, both with grassroots organizations, NGO’s and with the United Nations, primarily in southern-based United States, Canada, Mexico, Nicaragua, Belize, Panama, Colombia, Venezuela and Brazil to name a few.
Her work around race and racism has been highlighted on CNN en Español, and its impact has been documented through international networks such as Al Jazeera, TeleSur, and BBC Radio. In addition, Janvieve has been featured on national media outlets such as the Nation Magazine, Laura Flanders, and ColorLines Magazine, as well as many local media outlets.
Presently Janvieve serves social movements as a strategist, facilitator and strategic planning consultant. She is the founder of the AfroResistance, an organization committed to human rights, racial justice and gender justice in the Americas. She is a writer for Al Jazeera on issues of human rights, race and immigration, and a guest political commentator for teleSUR news.
She was awarded a Soros Equality Fellowship (2018-2020). She is a faculty member at New York University Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and at The New School. She is a mother to two amazing children and lives between Panama and the Bronx with her life partner, two children, elderly parents, and her three pets.