My guest this week is Shawn A. Ginwright PhD.
Dr Ginwright is a leading innovator, provocateur and thought leader on African American youth, youth activism and youth development. He is the founder and chief executive officer of Flourish Agenda, Inc., a research lab and consulting firm whose mission is to design strategies that unlock the power of healing and engage youth of color and adult allies in transforming their schools and communities. He is also a professor of education in the Africana Studies Department and a senior research associate at San Francisco State University and the author of the dynamic book The Four Pivots.
In our conversation we chat about his upbringing in California, his research which examines the ways in which youth in urban communities navigate the constraints of poverty and struggle to create equality and justice in their schools and communities. The centerpiece of our conversation is his book in which he shares "four pivots" that can transform our awareness, encourage real connection between people, create and enhance our vision for the kind of society we want to create, and help us to become more present in our day to day lives and the work we are engaged in.
Are you ready to pivot? If so, this is the conversation you've been waiting for.
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