FEB 25 | How to Show Up as Leaders: Preparing the Next Generation of Social Justice Champions

Listen. Learn. Act to End Racism is a Points of Light initiative in partnership with Morehouse College that is designed to empower businesses, nonprofits and individuals to use their influence to fight against systemic racism.

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Although the successes achieved by civil and human rights leaders in the twentieth century were monumental, alternative models of social justice-oriented leadership are emerging in the twenty-first century. This session dives into the dynamics and importance of academic institutions in collaboration with historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), and other civic and corporate organizations in preparing the next generation of social justice-oriented leaders. Attendees will explore the role our institutions and organizations, academic or otherwise, play in preparing the next generation to show up and stand up as in the words of Morehouse alumnus, Martin Luther King, Jr. “drum majors for justice” and social justice champions.

Dr. Frederick Knight, associate professor in the Morehouse College history department, will moderate the discussion with special guest speakers:  

  • Dr. Jann Adams, lead director of the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership at Morehouse 
  • Dr. Jelani Favors, author, “Shelter in a Time of Storm: How Black Colleges Fostered Generations of Leadership and Activism” 
  • Dr. Cynthia Spence, director of the Social Justice Fellows Program at Spelman College
  • Dr. Derrick White, author, “The Institute of the Black World and Atlanta a Black Intellectual Mecca in the 1970s” 

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Sarajane Foltz

Director, Capacity Building, Points of Light

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