Celebrating 25 Years: Voices

May 14, 2020
Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street)

Please save the date for a very special Voices gala, as we come together to celebrate The Brotherhood/Sister Sol’s 25 years of life-changing youth development and social justice efforts.  Last year, over 550 friends and supporters joined Bro/Sis for an amazing night in celebration of our members and their stories, and we have even bigger plans for 2020!

For questions about sponsorships, please contact John Dumey, Director of Development, at

About Voices

Voices is our signature annual celebration of our youth and our life changing programming. Voices provides a platform for our members to share their personal journeys, often through spoken word performances. Please check out the videos on this page to learn more about what makes this gala so special.

Voices is also the time when we celebrate and highlight the accomplishments of our honorees – individuals who embody the ideals of The Brotherhood/Sister Sol: Positivity, Community, Knowledge and Future. If you have any questions, please contact John Dumey, Director of Development, at

Save the Date

Celebrating 25 Years of Youth Development, Mentorship, and Organizing for Social Justice

In 1995, The Brotherhood/Sister Sol was founded by two college graduates as a continuation of the work they started as seniors at Brown University, working with young men of color at a nearby community center.

In the years since, Bro/Sis has grown into one of the leading youth development and social justice organizations in the nation. We have served thousands of young people, developing a generation of leaders committed to social justice and confronting racism, sexism, homophobia, patriarchy, and poverty.

Please join us on May 14 as we celebrate 25 years of Bro/Sis, and follow @BroSis512 on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook, and LinkedIn to see the life-changing legacy of #BroSis25!

Event Co-Chairs

Rahsan-Rahsan Lindsay
Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Bro/Sis

Clara Markowicz
Co-Chair, Board of Directors, Bro/Sis

Event Fundraising Chairs

Marcy Grau* & Bennett Grau
Ann Hicks & Weston Hicks
Marti Meyerson* & Jamie Hooper
Michael O’Brien

Event Fundraising Vice Chairs

Detavio Samuels*
Miguel Vias
Tiffany R. Warren*

*Bro/Sis Board of Directors Member

Coordinating Committee

Paul E. Butler*
B. Alan Echtenkamp*
Ross Haime*
Khary Lazarre-White
Ravi J. Mallik*
Alondra Nelson*

Benefit Committee

Debo Adegbile
Stephen Bailey
Elizabeth & Stuart Bohart
Ernest Boyd
Ulrika & Joel Citron
Damara & Kevin Chambers
Jamal Coleman
Heather Corbett*
Annie Dickerson
David N. Dinkins, 106th Mayor, City of New York
Michael Eric Dyson
Pat & Ali Fels
Renée Kam Goff
Katja Goldman & Michael Sonnenfeldt
Stephen C. Graham*
Jonathan Grau
Farah Griffin*
Damon Hewitt*
Russell Hornsby
Bill T. Jones
Carol M. Joseph
James A. Krauskopf*
Rashida K. La Lande*
Jane Lazarre*
Lisa Liman
Diarra McKinney
Kathy Mele
Peter Mensch
Kristin Mumford
Pedro A. Noguera*
Michelle Ores* & Charles N. Schorin
Ana Oliveira
Karen Saah
Lisa Schultz*
Catherine Shimony
Andrietta Sims*
Kimberly Smith Spacek & Jason Spacek
Elizabeth Szancer
Susan L. Taylor
Yokasta Tineo*
Reverend John Vaughn*
Carrie Mae Weems
Nina M. Wells & Theodore V. Wells
Douglas H. White*
Carine M. Williams
Terence Winter*
Roxanne Whitaker

Performances and Speeches from Last Year’s Voices Gala

Chloe Salaam-Davis,
Bro/Sis Member

Zora Howard,
Bro/Sis Alumna

Honoree Debo P. Adegbile, The Ella Baker & César Chávez Award for Positive Community Development

Abraham Velazquez,
Bro/Sis Alumnus

Khary Lazarre-White, 
Executive Director & Co-Founder

Honoree Beverly Bond,
The June Jordan Clarion Call Award

Maryam Aifa,
Bro/Sis Member

Jason Warwin, Associate Executive Director & Co-Founder

Honoree Bill T. Jones, The Frida Kahlo Award for Innovative Creativity

Many Thanks to our Voices Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors:

  • Clara Markowicz
  • Lisa & Bob Schultz
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