Project Description

Kofi Achampong is a lawyer and political advisor. He has spent time working for the African Union, World Trade Organisation, and International Lawyer’s Economists Against Poverty. He is the former President of the Osgoode Hall Black Law Students’ Association and the Coordinator of the TD-Bank Sponsored Literacy through Hip Hop; a non-profit that utilizes the power of poetry and hip hop to develop reading, writing and oration skills for youth in at-risk communities. Kofi is also the co-organizer of the Black Muslim Initiative – a grassroots project that aims to address issues at the intersection of anti-black racism and Islamophobia through education, advocacy and resource development. He is also an executive of the Muslim Youth Fellowship Project – the first government sponsored (City of Toronto) Muslim-focused political internship program in Canada. He attended the University of Toronto (Trinity College) and is a former member of UofT’s Varsity basketball team. He is a married father of two wonderful daughters (Hidayah and Khadijah), and is a revert to Islam of over 7 years.