WOC 2011 Fellow: Rashad Robinson

Rashad Robinson serves as Executive Director of Color of Change, having joined the organization in May 2011. For well over a decade, Robinson has helped to mobilize communities across the country to create more inclusive cultural and political institutions. A recogniz

ed expert on how popular culture impacts American attitudes and values, he has served as a thought leader, widely sought-out speaker, strategist and leader on holding public figures accountable and utilizing media to shift public opinion concerning progressive and civil rights issues. He has appeared in hundred of news stories, interviews, and political discussions through outlets such as ABC, BET, CNN, MSNBC, OWN, The New York Times, Fast Company, and NPR.

In 2010, Robinson was selected as one of "The Root 100," a list of emerging and influential African Americans. He has previously held leadership roles at GLAAD, the Right to Vote Campaign, and FairVote.