In Memoriam: Aubrey Brown

Memorial Statement from the National Office of World Can’t Wait | March 16, 2015

Aubrey Brown
Some of us in World Can’t Wait have known Aubrey for many years and have run into him wherever people have been fighting for a better world. Others have met him in the last few years when he would visit New York City. He would always spend a day or two with us in our national office, assisting us in whatever way was needed. Aubrey, a very warm and caring person, supported World Can’t Wait’s mission of building a mass movement to fight against the crimes of the U.S. government.

Aubrey would assist in getting out our end of the year fund raising letter. Or making phone calls to recruit teachers to invite our We Are Not Your Soldiers program to visit their schools. Or join us in a march or leafleting people in the streets. Or whatever it was that we were working on at the time he could come into the office.

Aubrey felt deeply about the conditions in which the people of the world were forced to live by this horrible system. What we remember most is how he would want to engage in spirited discussion about the latest political developments in the world and what they meant. He would then strategize with us about how we could best act to reach others to mobilize to stop the wars and torture and other crimes. He was gentle in manner and speaking but forceful in his opinions. 

Aubrey never lost hope in people’s ability to change their thinking and see the reality of this world. And he continued to use his life for the betterment of all humanity. We will miss him a great deal. 

Read the Richmond Times-Dispatch Obituary.


World Can't Wait mobilizes people living in the United States to stand up and stop war on the world, repression and torture carried out by the US government. We take action, regardless of which political party holds power, to expose the crimes of our government, from war crimes to systematic mass incarceration, and to put humanity and the planet first.