Folabi Olagbaju is Director for Outreach at Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service, where he leads the organization’s external relations with Lutheran congregations, migrants, and refugees, engaging them on key priority advocacy issues. He has been with LIRS since the fall of 2012, when he joined as Director for Grassroots Mobilization.
Prior to joining LIRS, Folabi was Director of Amnesty International USA’s Mid-Atlantic Regional Office where he managed the regional field program work and translated AIUSA’s human rights agenda into a grassroots membership organizing plan and transformative human rights victories.
Earlier, he worked in the U.S. labor movement as a Research Organizer with the Service Employees International Union where he helped low wage workers organize unions and negotiate collective bargaining agreements.
Folabi holds a doctorate in political science from the George Washington University.