Scholar Class – 2012
Kwame Ocran was born in the Bronx to Ghanaian‐American parents. After coming out as gay in high school, Kwame dealt with issues of homophobia, racism and discrimination. This prompted him to work with other student leaders in his school's Gay-Straight Alliance and influenced his ambition to work towards the recognition and acceptance of gays in marginalizing societies. Kwame is currently a student at the Macaulay Honors College at CUNY, studying Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies. He hopes to incorporate an understanding of philosophy into collaborative governmental‐NGO relationships so as to engage disenfranchised communities in oppressive regions locally and internationally.