Hashim Benford is a Strategist for the Grassroots Power Project. Hashim has over 15 years of organizing experience, having worked alongside brilliant comrades at the Miami Workers Center, Power U Center for Social Change, and the Funders’ Collaborative on Youth Organizing. Hashim is particularly interested in helping organizations carry out long-term strategies to build the kind of progressive power capable of achieving radical political and economic democracy in the United States. Hashim is a father, spouse, and revolutionary. As a mixed-race Black kid growing up in the highly segregated city of Milwaukee, WI, Hashim developed a conscious awareness of structural racism from an early age.