Events

#BroSisRising: A Community Celebration

Thursday, April 8, 2021

Thanks to everyone who joined us for #BroSisRising: A Community Celebration, our virtual fundraiser to celebrate our work over the past year, the rise of our new home, and our milestone anniversary – over 25 years of standing with young people to build the future they want to see.

We are thrilled to share that #BroSisRising was a huge success! Hundreds of viewers joined us to celebrate our work and thanks to all of you, we raised over $1.2 million to support the young men and women of The Brotherhood Sister Sol.

We were delighted to have #BroSisRising honoree U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock from Georgia join us and share an inspirational message to all young people along with artist and activist Rosario Dawson, a stalwart supporter of BroSis and co-founder of VotoLatino. Together they emphasized the essential participation of youth leaders in the movement for social justice and the importance of youth not just surviving but thriving.

#BroSisRising also included appearances by BroSis friends Bobby Canavale, Rose Byrne, Carrie Mae Weems, Tamron Hall, Questlove, Kevin Durant, Zora Howard, and The Peace Poets. 

In Conversation With: 

U.S. Senator Raphael Warnock

#BroSisRising Honoree

The Ella Baker & Cesar Chavez Award for Positive Community Development

Rosario Dawson

Former Voices Honoree

#BroSisRising

Each year, BroSis holds a fundraising event – Voices – in celebration of our youth, our life changing programming, and our commitment to justice. Voices provides a platform for our members to share their personal journeys, often through spoken word performances.

This year, we rebranded with a virtual event – #BroSisRising – that celebrates our work over the past year, the rise of our new home, and our milestone anniversary – over 25 years of standing with young people to build the future they want to see.

 Help us keep rising – educating, organizing, training, and elevating youth power in pursuit of a better tomorrow. As Zora Howard, our talented alumna artist shared in #BroSisRising, “it takes a village to do this.”


Please share this powerful and joyful digital experience with your friends. 


#BroSisRising Highlights 


Many thanks to our #BroSisRising sponsors

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Vicki & Bill Abrams
  • Ulrika & Joel Citron
  • Letena & Rahsan Lindsay
  • Margot & Ravi J. Mallik
  • Clara Markowicz
  • Kathy & Joe Mele
  • Latham & Watkins, LLP
  • Lida Orzeck
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, LLP 
  • Laurie Tisch
  • Terence & Rachel Winter


#BroSisRising Team

Event Co-Chairs

Rose Byrne & Bobby Cannavale
Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay
Clara Markowicz

Event Fundraising Chairs

Marti Meyerson* & Jamie Hooper
Michael O’Brien
Michelle Ores* & Charles N. Schorin

Event Fundraising Vice Chairs

Ravi J. Mallik*
Tiffany R. Warren*

Coordinating Committee

Paul E. Butler*
Ross Haime*
Detavio Samuels*
Khary Lazarre-White

Event Committee

Heather Corbett*
B. Alan Echtenkamp*
Stephen C. Graham*
Marcy Grau*
Farah Griffin*
Damon Hewitt*
James A. Krauskopf*
Rashida K. La Lande*
Jane Lazarre*
Marcus Littles*
Alondra Nelson*
Pedro A. Noguera*
Lisa Schultz*
Andrietta Sims*
Yokasta Tineo*
Reverend John Vaughn*
Douglas H. White*
Terence Winter*
Brianne Garcia Ziff*

*BroSis Board of Directors Member