Deen Hasaan is a native of Miami, Florida and proud Grandson of Alfonso, Dorothy, Jacqueline, and Robert. He came of age in the 1980s and 90s when South Florida was center stage and case study for the drug trade, tense racial and ethnic relations, constitutional law, and international policy.
Over the past two decades, Deen has engaged in community based work in a range of capacities including program director, trainer, and board member. He has participated in the launch of initiatives from South Florida’s first CDF Freedom School to California’s Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color; managed projects such as the Brotherhood of Elders and College Bound Brotherhood; and facilitated convenings on curriculum, men’s health, and systemic racism.
Deen is a proud HBCU graduate of Florida Memorial University and holds an MPA from CUNY-Baruch. He lives by a Thomas Sankara quote, “You cannot carry out fundamental change without a certain amount of madness.”