Brandon J. Hudson is a community builder who believes in the power of everyday people to transform society. Over the last 13 years, he has worked with youth and people coming home from prison to create a more just and joyous way of life. Through the arts, education, political advocacy, spiritual disciplines, and business ventures, Brandon discovered with others the possibility of life beyond oppression and marginalization.

As the Director of National Learning Networks for Forward Cities, Brandon fosters growth among dynamic and diverse coalitions—from cities across the country—who view innovation and entrepreneurship as essential building blocks of a world where everyone can thrive. His goal is to facilitate collaborative learning experiences where people cultivate an analysis of systemic racism, explore the power of place, and align themselves with likeminded leaders in preparation for collective action.