EJAM was founded in 2013 as an alliance of grassroots organizations engaged in leadership development and advocacy to build working-class power. We were founded by a group of African American female leaders addressing a variety of social justice issues. including improving wages and working conditions for restaurant workers, raising the voices of mothers on public policy, and transforming systems to make a more racially just Detroit. Their missions intersect around economic justice and improving the quality of life for working-class families.
Current partners and the geographies they serve are Detroit People’s Platform (Detroit), Restaurant Opportunities Center – Michigan (Southeast Michigan), The New Ezekiel Project (Saginaw), Mothering Justice (statewide), and Michigan Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Network (Southeast Michigan and Upper Peninsula).