The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
Executive Director & Co-Founder
Key Topics: Non-profit leadership and management, social justice, youth leadership development, rites of passage, fair policing, community development, capital and strategic development, fundraising.
Bio: Khary is a social entrepreneur, author, organizer and attorney.
In 1995 he co-founded The Brotherhood/Sister Sol - https://brotherhood-sistersol.org/ a nationally renowned, comprehensive youth development and educational organization that provides rites of passage programming, arts and enrichment based after school care, counseling, summer camps, job training, college preparation and scholarship, employment opportunities, community organizing training, legal representation, and month long international study programs to Africa and Latin America. The organization provides direct service, trains educators across the nation on its model and organizes to advance policy and social change.
Khary has extensive experience as a public speaker across the country, writes regular opinion pieces and essays for publications that include The Huffington Post, NYU Press, Nation Books, and MSNBC.com. He has appeared as a regular guest contributor on MSNBC, CNN, and widely on other media sites as well.
Khary has been recognized with an array of awards including from Oprah Winfrey, Ford Foundation, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Black Girls Rock, Andrew Goodman Foundation, Union Square Awards, Brown University, the National Recreation Foundation’s Robert W. Crawford Achievement Prize and with a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Fellowship.
Khary received his Bachelors in Arts, with honors, in Africana Studies, from Brown University, and his Juris Doctorate from the Yale Law School where his focus was international human rights law and constitutional law. Khary is the author of Passage, a novel, published in September 2017 by Seven Stories Press and distributed by Penguin Random House. Visit his website - http://kharylazarrewhite.com/ - and on twitter https://twitter.com/KLWspeaks
Selected Speaking Experience
- Khary on PBS’ Tavis Smiley Show - http://www.pbs.org/video/novelist-and-social-justice-advocate-khary-lazarre-white-htd0va/
- Khary on MSNBC’s Morning Joe - http://www.msnbc.com/morning-joe/watch/group-leaves-wh-to-help-young-men-of-color-439055939833
- Khary on ABC’s Up Close with Bill Ritter - https://brotherhood-sistersol.org/gallery/bill-ritter-interviews-khary-lazarre-white
- Khary on ABC’s Here and Now - http://www.pbs.org/video/novelist-and-social-justice-advocate-khary-lazarre-white-htd0va/