Brandon was born in Canada to parents who emigrated from South Korea. Both Brandon’s parents were apolitical and the only thing they cared about was working hard enough to provide a better opportunity for him and his older sister. It was during his time volunteering at a First Nations reserve that he witnessed first-hand social injustices such as people in contemporary society not having access to clean drinking water. This caused a paradigm shift in the way he viewed the world and lit in him a passion for social justice. Brandon has since worked on multiple elections and campaigns in support of progressive causes. He is now using his experiences of organizing to teach people who are fighting for progressive change.
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