Aquib Yacoob

Director of Special Projects


Guided by Paulo Freire's "Pedagogy of the Oppressed," Aquib S. Yacoob is a community organizer and “fixer” utilizing the arts and culture as vehicles to (re)claim power in communities oppressed by difference.

Yacoob is a 25 years old queer Muslim immigrant from Guyana, South America. A first generation college student, and a graduate of Colby College, Yacoob's study spanned the globe examining the intricacies and intersections of community health, identity, human rights and social movements.

Yacoob launched #BrownManRunning, a social change strategy firm, at age 24, after working at Amnesty International for 10 years.