Adar Ayira

Adar Ayira

A. Adar Ayira is part of the senior leadership team at Associated Black Charities, a statewide public foundation focused on broadening economic opportunities and access and reducing the structural and institutional racialized barriers that impede the economic growth, inclusion, influence, and well-being of African Americans in Maryland.   A founding member /founding Advisory Board Member of Baltimore Racial Justice Action (BRJA), Adar is a facilitator and educator on racial equity/intersectionalities and provides facilitations/trainings for corporations, community groups, nonprofit organizations, and individuals in the region.  A Poet/Spoken Word Artist in the Baltimore-Washington DC area, she has performed at Center Stage, the Spotlight Theatre, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Museum, and the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, among other venues. Adar was a 2011 recipient of the YWCA Baltimore's Racial Justice Award and contributing author to the teaching text “Lessons from ‘The Color of Fear’: Field Reports” (Volume IV); Baltimore Open City; and various poetry publications, as well as being a contributing blogger for Rooflines, the National Housing Institute’s Shelterforce blog.