Richard Brookshire

Co-Founder, Black Veterans Project

Richard Brookshire is the Co-Founder of the Black Veterans Project. As a storyteller, Richard leverages a background in political communications, integrated marketing, digital advocacy and documentary filmmaking to deliver strategic and dynamic social-impact campaigns. He’s previously served as Director of Communications for Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans of America and was the first person of color to lead political communications at the Human Rights Campaign, the nation’s preeminent LGBTQ+ civil rights organization. Richard is an alum of Columbia University and Morehouse College and is a former infantry Combat Medic and U.S. Army veteran of the War in Afghanistan. His work has been highlighted by the New York Times, USA Today, Reuters, the Washington Post, BBC, CNN, theRoot and others.

Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States