Rashad Robinson

RASHAD ROBINSON @rashadrobinson

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COLOR OF CHANGE

Rashad Robinson is the Executive Director of Color Of Change, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization. As a force driven by over one million members, Color Of Change moves decision makers in corporations and government to create a more human and less hostile world for Black people and all people.  

Under Rashad’s leadership, Color Of Change has developed winning strategies to change the written and unwritten rules of many fields affecting Black people’s lives: forcing over 100 corporations to stop funding the secretive, right-wing policy shop ALEC; framing net neutrality as a major civil rights issue to win a free and open Internet; ending the network fun of shows inaccurately portraying and dehumanizing Black people, such as COPS and the Glenn Beck show; eliminating voter intimidation tactics from the right-wing playbook; and holding local authorities accountable for their abuses by winning justice for Black people hurt or killed by anti-Black violence. Rashad is committed to advancing the power, freedom and wellbeing of Black workers, students, families, farmers, immigrants and others, wherever their freedom is limited or threatened.

 

He has appeared in hundreds of news stories, interviews, political discussions, and as an op-end author in media outlets including ABC, CNN, MSNBC, BET, NPR, The Root, The New York Times, the LA Times and The Huffington Post. He was recently selected as one of EBONY Magazine’s Power 100 honorees for 2015, and for the past six years. The Root has named Rashad to “The Root 100” list of influential African Americans under 45. In 2015, Fast Company named Color Of Change the 6th Most Innovative Company in the world, and in 2016, the Stanford Social Innovation Review profiled Color Of Change’s strategies for “pursuing the fight for racial justice at Internet speed” in both online and offline venues.

Prior to his work at Color Of Change, Rashad served as Senior Director of Media Programs at GLAAD and worked on racial justice and voting rights at the Right to Vote Campaign and FairVote.

Rashad is the proud recipient of awards from several organizations, including ADCOLOR and Center for Community Change, and serves on the boards of Demos and the Hazen Foundation. He is adjunct faculty at the Center for Public and Nonprofit Leadership at Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy. He lives in New York City.

 

Sandra Bland’s prophetic words capture perfectly what we believe at Color Of Change. It’s why we do what we do. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue.)

Our Team

Color Of Change is powered by our membership, and an ever-expanding, multiracial team—in New York, Oakland, Hollywood and Washington, D.C.—with experience in strategy, organizing, media, technology and organizational growth.

Arisha Hatch

Managing Director of Campaigns

Alicia Meeks

Director of the Executive Office

Chastity Lord

Chief Operations Officer

Sheena Brown

Development Director

Sonia Peña

Director of Finance and Operations

Ismael Savadogo

Chief Financial Officer

Hope Wood

Deputy Director of Campaigns

Davida Arnold

Director of Content and Social Activation

Kwesi Chappin

Organizing Director

Brandi Collins

Senior Campaign Director
Media and Economic Justice

Jennifer Edwards

Program Director

Courtney Eimerman-Wallace

Director of Technology

Johnny Mathias

Campaign Director
OrganizeFor and Movement Building

Scott Roberts

Senior Campaign Director
Criminal Justice

Brian Walker

Culture and Entertainment Advocacy Director

Samantha Antrum

Media and Advocacy Coordinator

Thomas Beauford

Campaign Manager
OrganizeFor and Movement Building

Anay Bickham

Campaign Manager
Criminal Justice

Malaya Davis

Campaign Manager
Criminal Justice

Evan Feeney

Campaign Manager
Media and Economic Justice

Malika Giddens

Organizing Program Manager

Enchanta Jackson

Campaign Manager
Criminal Justice

Michele St. Julien

Strategic Content Manager

Sonya Lewis

Executive Assistant
Oakland

Jade Magnus

Campaign Manager
Media and Economic Justice

Katrese Massey

Executive Assistant
DC

Clarise McCants

Senior Campaign Manager
Criminal Justice

Kristen Miller

Campaign Manager
OrganizeFor and Movement Building

Anika Collier Navaroli

Senior Campaign Manager
Media and Economic Justice

Corina Petty

Executive Assistant
Oakland

Samantha Phillips

Operations Manager

Anthony Rivera

Senior Administrative Coordinator
Executive Office

Chad Stanton

Campaign Manager
OrganizeFor and Movement Building

Shannon Talbert

Senior Training Manager
OrganizeFor and Movement Building