Atlanta's Premiere Organization for Lesbians of African Descent
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    ZAMI, n.
    A Carriacou word meaning women who work together as friends and lovers. The name ZAMI also honors the late Audre Lorde, a Black lesbian feminist who was poet laureate for New York State and who wrote the biomythography ZAMI: A New Spelling of My Name.

ZAMI, Inc. is a not-for-profit collective for lesbians of African descent residing in the Atlanta Metropolitan area.

ZAMI’s primary mission is to empower and affirm the lives of lesbians of African descent through scholarships, leadership development, support/ discussion groups, social activities, drum performances, outreach and education.

The organization also provides a forum and affirming space for the voices of lesbian writers of color.

ZAMI sponsors special programming to develop the leadership potential of young lesbians and to honor the life and legacy of Audre Lorde.

Fiona Lewis
Former ZAMI Board Member
Fiona Lewis

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Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to questions about Audre Lorde, ZAMI and our scholarship program.

See how we have contributed to the African American lesbian community.

Cultural Corner
A place where we post book reviews, poetry, prose, commentary and upcoming events.

Board of Directors:

Some of the women behind ZAMI.


Mary Anne Adams, Chair
Miya Binta, Secretary
Beryl Jackson, Treasurer

Lynn Duhart

Frances Wood
Aisha Dubose
Edith Biggers
Simone Bell
Cheryl Robinson

Arlene Edwards


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