Talib Hudson is a community-based scholar and advocate from Harlem, New York City. Talib got his start in anti-violence organizing and activism with Street Corner Resources, a community-based organization in Harlem, under the mentorship of CEO and Founder Iesha Sekou. He was the Deputy Director of the Community Partnerships Unit at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office, working on initiatives to prevent violence, improve the reentry process for people coming home from incarceration, and build the relationship between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Prior to joining the National Network, he was the Policy Director at the Community Justice Action Fund (CJAF), an organization that works to build power with and for communities of color to end gun violence. Talib led CJAF’s policy and research initiatives, writing CJAF’s first bill, The Community Violence Intervention and Prevention Act.
Mr. Hudson is currently a doctoral candidate in the Public and Urban Policy program at The New School in New York City, with a focus on community-based violence prevention. Talib recently launched The New Hood, a community-based policy and research center within the Center for New York City Affairs at The New School.