Community Organizer | Nonprofit Consultant | Keynote Speaker | Artist | Father
"It's about giving the microphone to as many people as we possibly can"
Khafre Jay hails from Hunters Point San Francisco, a neighborhood that stands in stark contrast to the gilded city we’re used to seeing in media, and his activism is deeply rooted in real communities dealing with real issues. He is at home on the humblest corner, the corporate board room, in the booth, on stage, and at the gaudiest lectern speaking truth to power.
Khafre’s experience in merging activism and expressive cultural arts has led him to found Hip Hop For Change, a 501c3 education organization that uses Hip Hop culture to educate and advocate for social justice in the Bay Area. Through this organization, Khafre has employed almost a thousand people in his community and raised over 3 million dollars to advance social justice and education in the Bay Area. In 2014, Khafre created THE MC program, a modular curriculum using Hip Hop history and culture to focus on healthy expression and positive identity. He has worked with over 22 thousand youth, K-12, in his endeavor to create healthier places for children to foster their creativity. He travels the country speaking at colleges and universities and has also graced the TEDx stage in Sausalito in 2016.
As a performing artist, Khafre has shared the stage with world-class acts such as Rakim, Method Man, Dead Prez, Hieroglyphics, The Pharcyde, Talib Kweli, and many more. He has worked closely with people like Van Jones, performing at the 2010 Democratic Convention, as well as writing a song called, “Become” for the Kaiser’s 2018 Health and Equity Summit. He’s hosted a weekly radio show since 2014 on San Francisco radio station KPOO that supports his local Hip Hop community, and his work has featured in Mother Jones, The Daily Kos, The SF Chronicle, The Oakland Tribune, POP VULTURE Magazine, and Musicbailout, just to name a few.
Khafre’s brand of hardcore, revolutionary, anti-misogynist, community-oriented Hip Hop, mixed is a plus on any stage, and if you want your audience to be moved, Khafre Jay is your answer. He never slows down.