Frontline Solutions is thrilled to announce that Phillip Agnew has joined our team as our inaugural Organizer in Residence (OiR).
The creation of the residency is rooted in our commitment and practice of being guided by movement leaders, and is aimed at deepening our connection to and understanding of the history, present, and future of Black-led organizing and movement building. That analysis, we know, must be centered in all we do. The residency will also better leverage our platforms to give shine to leaders, ideas, stories and intellectual discourse that are generative and contribute to the liberation of Black, Indigenous and other People of Color. And, it will allow us to convene and curate conversations that we know will be generative.
Phillip is an educator, strategist, writer, trainer, speaker and cultural critic. With Black Men Build, he is organizing Black men to love and serve communities, to be critical thinkers, truth-tellers and teachers, and to transform to meet this moment. In 2019, he joined the Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign as a National Surrogate, later becoming a Senior Advisor. He co-founded the Dream Defenders in 2012, and continues to organize with them.