American Sociologist • Criminal Justice Advocate • U.S. Army Veteran • Founder, Raheem AI
2018 Speaker • 2019 Speaker

Washington, D.C.

Brandon Anderson is a human rights activist, 2019 TED Fellow, military veteran and the founder and CEO of Raheem AI, a tech nonprofit working to end police violence through data collection, storytelling and organizing.

Anderson and his team are eliminating barriers to reporting police misconduct with an artificial intelligence–powered chatbot named Raheem, which collects stories, good and bad, about police encounters and uses the crowdsourced data to advance policies to end police violence.

Anderson also founded Fuck Hunger, a volunteer-led community organization that buys, cooks and delivers gourmet meals to people experiencing homelessness during the holidays. Fuck Hunger has mobilized over 100 local volunteers to deliver home-cooked meals to more than 600 people experiencing homelessness in Washington, D.C., and Atlanta, Georgia.

Anderson is the adopted son of John, a retired forklift driver, and Shirley, a rental car clerk and former Sunday school teacher who, before she passed, taught the world how to love black queer boys.