A Life of Purpose: A Conversation with Khary Lazarre-White '95 and Jason Warwin'95,
Co-Founders, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol
November 10, 2015
6:30pm - 8:30pm
New York Open Center
22 East 30th Street
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In keeping with Brown's long commitment to finding innovative solutions to social problems , we are proud to present a special evening focused on social entrepreneurship.  Do not miss this extraordinary conversation with Khary Lazarre-White '95 and Jason Warwin '95, founders of The Brotherhood/ Sister Sol, who are leading social entrepreneurs and leaders in the non-profit and social impact fields. At Brown,  Khary and Jason shared a passion for making a change in the lives of urban youth and founded their not for profit organization while still students.  More than 20 years later, the two remain passionate and deeply committed to bringing about social change.  Learn more about these truly exceptional alumni who have dedicated their lives to public service.

Interested in how social innovations can make a difference? In education and youth development? In public policy and systems change?

Join the Brown Club in New York as these two alumni talk about their experience running one of New York City’s leading citywide youth development organizations, recognized nationally as a model for out-of-school time. They have been recognized by Oprah Winfrey, Ford Foundation, Echoing Green, and received the inaugural Brown University Young Alumni Public Service Award.
This year also marks the organization's 20th anniversary. 

The evening will be preceded by a cocktail reception.


Khary Lazarre-White is the Co-founder an Executive Director of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol a social entrepreneur, educator, non-profit executive, writer and attorney. Khary has extensive experience as a public speaker across the country, writes regular opinion pieces for The Huffington Post, and essays for publications that have included NYU Press, Nation Books, and MSNBC.com. He has appeared as a regular guest contributor on MSNBC, on CNN, and widely on other media sites as well. Khary was appointed by then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to the Advisory Board of NYC’s Young Men’s Initiative and has been re-appointed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. In addition, Khary serves on the Board of Advisors for the Heinz Endowment’s Black Male Initiative, the CUNY School of Public Health and previously served on the New York City Council Task Force on Guns and Violence.  Khary received his Bachelors in Arts, with honors, from Brown University, and his Juris Doctorate from the Yale Law School where his focus was international human rights law and constitutional law.

Jason Warwin is the Co-Founder of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol and now serves as Associate Executive Director. He is an expert in the field of youth development, and a specialist in the design of transformative programs and experiences. His focus during the past two decades has been creating programs that directly support the development of Black and Latino youth in the Americas. Jason has traveled extensively in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean for personal study and as an educational guide. For 7 years, from 2006 to 2013 Jason lived in Bahia, Brazil. There he explored Afro-Brazilian culture, learned and implemented permaculture techniques, and was involved in community organizing and youth development efforts. Jason has served on the Board of Directors of The New York Foundation, The Fund for Social Change and of Educators for Social Responsibility. Jason received his Bachelors in Arts in Organizational Behavior Management from Brown University.

Founded in 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis) provides comprehensive, holistic and long-term support services to youth who range in age from eight to twenty-two. Bro/Sis offers wrap around evidence-based programming. The organization focuses on issues such as leadership development and educational achievement, sexual responsibility, sexism and misogyny, political education and social justice, Pan-African and Latino history, and global awareness. Bro/Sis provides four-six year rites of passage programming, thorough five day a week after school care, school and home counseling, summer camps, job training and employment, college preparation, community organizing training, and international study programs to Africa and Latin America.  

6:30 – 7:00 PM Reception
7:00 – 8:15 PM Panel
8:15 – 8:30 PM Q&A

Organized by Clara Markowicz '94

Special thank you to the Inman Page Black Alumni Council.  
For more information, contact kwame@alumni.brown.edu