Rashid Shabazz, Program Officer for the Campaign for Black Male Achievement at the Open Society Foundations, shares how "Love Makes Change Happen".
Rashid Shabazz joined the Open Society Foundations’ U.S. Programs staff in March 2009 as a Program Officer with the Campaign for Black Male Achievement. He provides strategic leadership on a range of priorities and initiatives including the Campaign’s media and communications’ efforts, the New York City Young Men’s Initiative, the Leadership and Sustainability Institute for Black Male Achievement and the Black Male Achievement Fellowship.
Prior to joining Open Society, Shabazz served as Senior Account Executive with Fenton Communications working on One Nation, a national initiative to shape public perception of American Muslims. With over 17 years of experience as a grassroots media and communications organizer, he has also been a contributing writer to several publications, including The Source and Trace magazines, and the Huffington Post.
Shabazz is a recipient of numerous awards and fellowships including, the West African Research Association (WARA) and the Open Society New York Community fellowship. He holds a B.A. in English from George Mason University, an M.A. in African studies from Yale University and an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He continues to blog for the Open Society Foundations website and lives in Brooklyn, NY with his beautiful wife and daughter.
Rashid Shabazz, a program officer with the Open Society Foundations Campaign for Black Male Achievement, talks about growing up around the Nation of Islam and the Christian church, and why love is the strongest rallying cry.