Khary is a writer, social entrepreneur, educator, organizer, non-profit executive, writer and attorney. www.kharylazarrewhite.com
In 1995 Khary co-founded The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), a comprehensive youth development and educational organization that provides rites of passage programming, 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. Bro/Sis is locally based with a national reach as BHSS publishes assorted curricula and collections of its members’ writings; trains educators from throughout the nation on its approach; and advises on educational policy across the country and New York City.
Khary has been recognized with an array of awards including from Oprah Winfrey, Ford Foundation, Andrew Goodman Foundation, New York State’s Department of Education, Black Girls Rock, Brown University, Union Square Awards for Grassroots Organizing, and was a NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund/Shearman and Sterling Scholar, National Recreation Foundation and National Guild for Community Arts.
He has spoken extensively throughout the nation regarding education, public policy, constitutional law issues, community organizing, leadership development, management and politics, and has written for, in addition to the Huffington Post, NYU Press, Nation Books, MSNBC.com and others. Khary has appeared widely on media sites, including on The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN and MSNBC.
Khary received his Bachelors in Arts, with honors from Brown University and his Juris Doctorate from Yale Law School where his focus was on constitutional, criminal and international human rights law.