Who we are
Black Brilliance Research (BBR) is a Black queer-led community research collaborative dedicated to changing the material conditions of the lives of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color communities.
Our goal is to explore and amplify community leadership and expertise. We provide tailored strategy and analysis for community partners and governments. From 2020 – 2021, we have over 100 community researchers participating in BBR from a wide variety of lived experiences with: racial injustice, incarceration, gender, education, immigration status, disability, language, age, religion, caregiving, national origin, healthcare, foster care, artistic expression, and professional research.
Our mission is to make sure all young people and children get all the support they need, when they need it, no matter what it is.
We want to build a world where no child or youth feels alone and gets every possible help they need as soon as possible.
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Meet The Founder
BBR was born through collective struggle, and Shaun was one of the many midwives.
Shaun’s main role in BBR is helping to facilitate the teams and resource them so they can just be brilliant.
Shaun started doing participatory action research over ten years ago and loves using research to as part of a collective goal to create a world where everyone can thrive.