Hashim Benford

hashim-croppedPrior to becoming the Director of Power U, Hashim served as the Lead Organizer of Miami Workers Center (MWC), where he supervised Economic Justice and Immigration Justice campaigns.  Hashim got his start in organizing with MWC as a research intern in the summer of 2007 and then joined the organizing team to help fight back against slumlords in 2008.  He is a graduate of Florida International University, where he earned a BA in Sociology/Anthropology and an undergraduate certificate in Women’s Studies. Hashim completed the inaugural Directors Course of BOLD (Black Organizing for Leadership and Dignity) and is currently training with generative somatics to be a facilitator of politicized somatics for organizers.  Hashim is a dedicated freedom fighter committed to a movement for economic, racial, and gender liberation that transforms society and promotes the healing of our individual and collective traumas.