Dr. Ann Klaeysen, Leader presides
Every year we honor the memory of Dr. King with a presentation by an individual and/or organization that carries on his legacy. Jason Warwin, co-founder of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol and alumnus of The Encampment for Citizenship, is an expert in the field of youth development and a specialist in the design of transformative programs and experiences. With Khary Lazarre-White, he created programs that directly support the development of Black and Latino youth in the Americas.
Over the years Jason has received numerous awards including an Echoing Green Fellowship, the Community Works’ Long Walk to Freedom Award for a New Generation of Civil Rights Activists, the Fund for the City of New York’s Union Square Award for Grassroots Organizing, the Brown University Alumni Association’s inaugural John Hope Young Alumni Public Service Award, the Abyssinian Development Corporation’s Harlem Renaissance Award, the Oprah Winfrey’s Angel Network Use Your Life Award and the Ford Foundation’s Leadership for a Changing World award.
Shared charity: The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Bro/Sis offers wrap around evidence-based programming. The organization focuses on issues such as leadership development and educational achievement, sexual responsibility, sexism and misogyny, political education and social justice, Pan-African and Latino history, and global awareness.