Rashad Jamal Buni (they/them/he/him) is a native Detroiter who is incredibly passionate in technology, social justice, and the intersection of both. Rashad leads our Abolition campaigns, which calls for the dismantlement of pervasive system of incarceration and capitalism. Rashad graduated from the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering in the summer of 2014. After moving back to their home city, and becoming more aware of the plethora of systemic violence experienced by Black people there, they were compelled to join the Movement for Black Lives the following summer. Rashad soon joined the Detroit chapter of Black Youth Project 100 (BYP 100) in 2016, and worked on campaigns fighting the displacement and water shutoffs in Black Detroit. In addition to working in direct action organizing, Rashad aspires to utilize their background in engineering to develop software that empowers activists and community organizers, like projects under Platform Cooperativism.