Kimberly Freeman Brown

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Kimberly Freeman Brown

Kimberly Freeman Brown is President of KFB Consulting, LLC, a boutique organizational development and strategic communications consulting firm that supports some of the foremost progressive advocacy, organizing and political organizations and leaders in the nation. Clients have utilized her expertise on racial and gender equity and inclusion initiatives, communications strategy, leadership development and organizational development, and as an executive coach and facilitator. Prior to launching the firm, she served as executive director of American Rights at Work, a labor policy organization that merged with Jobs with Justice under her leadership in 2012.

She is the author of I Dream Detroit: The Voice and Vision of Women of Color on Detroit’s Future (2017) and And Still I Rise: Black Women Labor Leaders’ Voices, Power and Promise (2015), both released by the Institute for Policy Studies. An outspoken advocate for gender and racial justice and labor rights, Brown has been quoted or published editorials in major daily newspapers and national news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, Politico and The Hill, and on the websites of Ebony, NBC News, Buzzfeed and The Huffington Post. She has also appeared on TV One’s NewsOne, Fox Business, and CNBC.

Brown is senior advisor on racial equity, inclusion and leadership at the Center for Popular Democracy. She also serves as programming co-director for ReFrame Mentorship, a strategic communications mentorship program supporting economic, racial and climate justice organizations and campaigns. Brown is an affiliate coach with Rockwood Leadership Institute. Additionally, she serves on the board of directors of Grassroots Policy Project, an organization that works with social justice movement groups to develop grassroots power for social transformation.

Kimberly Freeman Brown[[Link title] lives in Maryland.[1]


Kimberly Freeman Brown is a consultant with RoadMap, a Freedom Road Socialist Organization affiliated consultancy group .[2]

Advocacy Work

Kimberly Freeman Brown has worked as an independent public relations consultant, designing national public relations projects for clients including the Children’s Defense Fund, the National Breast Cancer Coalition, the Peace Development Fund, and the Smithsonian Institution.[3]

Grassroots International

Kimberly Freeman Brown has served on the board of Grassroots International.[4]

International Possibilities Unlimited

Kimberly Freeman Brown has served on the board of International Possibilities Unlimited.[5]

Robert F. Kennedy Memorial

Kimberly Freeman Brown is the former Communications Director of the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, where she developed and managed national and international media campaigns on domestic social justice issues and international human rights.[6]

American Rights at Work

Kimberly Freeman Brown has worked with American Rights at Work since its inception in 2004 as the Communications Director. In 2007 she took on the role of deputy director. This was followed by her promotion to Executive Director in Nov. 2009. Shortly after joining American Rights at Work, she led the organization in exposing unionbusting in TheNew York Timesand The Wall Street Journal.[7]

National Leading From the Inside Out Alum

Kimberly Freeman Brown, , Executive Director, American Rights at Work, was a 2011 Rockwood Leadership Institute National Leading From the Inside Out Alum.[8]

Grassroots Policy Project

Kimberly Freeman Brown serves on the board of the Grassroots Policy Project, a national nonprofit that resources a broad cross-section of progressive organizations across the U.S. with programs that combine political and popular education with strategic planning, leadership, and organizational development.[9]

The Movement for Black Lives

The Black Lives Matter "Movement for Black Lives" conference was held in Cleveland Ohio, July 24-26, 2015.

  1. BlackWorkersMatter: The State of Black Worker Organizing in the U.S, Sean Thomas-Breitfeld: Co-Director - Building Movement Project & Lead Author -#BlackWorkersMatter, Kimberly Freeman Brown: President - KFB Consulting LLC & Author - And Still I Rise, Marc D. Bayard: Director of the Black Worker Initiative - Institute for Policy Studies.[10]