President, Color Of Change
Rashad Robinson is the president of Color Of Change, a leading racial justice organization driven by more than 1.4 million members building power for Black communities.
In this capacity, Rashad designs and actualizes winning strategies for racial justice, among them: moving over a dozen prosecutors and prosecutor candidates to reduce mass incarceration and police violence; forcing over 100 corporations to pull out of ALEC, a secretive right-wing policy shop; forcing corporate leaders to stop supporting Trump initiatives and white nationalist groups; framing and winning net neutrality as a key civil rights issue; changing hiring practices and representations of race in Hollywood; moving Airbnb, Google and Facebook to identify and implement anti-racist initiatives; and forcing Bill O’Reilly off the air.
Rashad previously served as the senior director of media programs at GLAAD.
Rashad is a sought-after keynote speaker and appears regularly as a quoted source, guest and opinion writer on major media outlets. Under Rashad’s leadership, Color Of Change was named in the top ten of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list in 2015 and 2018; it was also profiled by the Stanford Social Innovation Review. Rashad is the proud recipient of awards from organizations as varied as ADCOLOR, the United Church of Christ and the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Foundation. He also serves on the boards of Demos and the Hazen Foundation.