Akeem Browder serves as a national catalyst and seasoned community organizer who has worked on issues of civil rights including mass incarceration, women’s rights, and community policing. He has been at the forefront of major civil rights campaigns including calling for an end to Solitary Confinement.
The Bronx native works to honor the legacy of his brother Kalief Browder, and mother Venida Browder by changing laws, policies, and regulations that devastate poor communities.
He is the founder of Shut Down Rikers, and The Kalief Browder Foundation a not-for-profit mental health and crisis intervention. In 2017, Akeem Browder ran for the Mayor of NYC. A civil engineer by trade, however after the trauma his family endured Akeem Browder is finishing a PhD in Sociology to help those impacted by the carceral system.