brother jeff (short)
A native of Northeast Denver, Jeff S. Fard, better known as brother jeff, is a multimedia journalist, historian and community organizer who lectures nationally speaking to youth, students, social organizations, and professionals about subjects including cultural identity and history, diversity, self-empowerment, community building, economic development, health disparities, and the uniting power of art. In 1994 he founded brother jeffs Cultural Centerlocated in the historic Five Points District in Northeast Denvera space committed to fostering growth, strength, and voice in the community. He is also the publisher and editior of the award-winning publication, 5 POINTS NEWS.
In 2000, brother jeff began organizing nationally to help reduce the disproportionate HIV and AIDS rate in the African-American Community and serves as an advisor to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and several other governmental and non-governmental organizations committed to eliminating HIV.
brother jeff currently serves as a board member for the Center for African American Health and is the past Board Chair of the Denver Foundation, which is the nation's oldest and Colorados largest community foundation. He has received numerous honors for his work including being recognized by the late Steven Graham and the Community Resource Center as a Legendary Leader of Colorados Nonprofit Sector.