2021 Ebon Dooley Honoree
Social Justice Champion
LaTosha Brown works at the intersection of social justice, political empowerment, human development, and the cultural arts. As a catalyst for change, thought leader and social strategist, her national and global efforts have been known to organize, inspire and catapult people into action—not just lip service—enabling them to build power and wealth for themselves and their community. Brown received the 2010 White House Champion of Change Award, the 2006 Spirit of Democracy Award and the Louis Burnham Award for Human Rights.
She is also the recipient of the 2018 Bridge Jubilee Award and Liberty Bell Award. She has been able to use her voice in the U.S. as well as more than 30 countries abroad. In addition to being a well-respected leader in the South who has led numerous initiatives, campaigns, and special projects to empower marginalized communities, LaTosha is leading several international efforts to provide training, support and funding for women-led institutions based in Guyana, Senegal, Belize, and Tanzania.
Perhaps one of her most important accomplishments is as Co-Founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund and the BVM Capacity Building Institute. Ms. Brown is working to eliminate human suffering and amplify women’s voices through her vision of the Southern Black Girls & Women’s Consortium. She proudly serves as the Founder of Saving Our Selves Coalition, a community-led disaster relief organization that helped hundreds of families in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.