MAKING CHANGE: SHAUN KING

Recent years have seen the incredibly rapid rise of Black rights movements that take a stand against police violence, a growing criminal justice system, and a widening racial wealth gap. As a journalist, civil rights activist, and co-founder of the Real Justice PAC, Shaun King is no stranger to activism in the face of opposition. King stands out for his long list of public service with past work in community service as an Oprah Winfrey Scholar and teaching in both Atlanta public schools and Atlanta’s juvenile justice system.

More recently, he has focused on mobilizing internet campaigns to spread awareness and fundraising efforts around police brutality and criminal justice reform. He builds on the ideas of these movements in his new book, Make Change: How to Fight Injustice, Dismantle Systemic Oppression, and Own Our Future, by bridging the gap between problems that persist in our modern age with solutions that each one of us can help support.

Join INFORUM for a special conversation with Shaun King, where he will share more about his journey as an activist and a unique commentary on how to navigate social justice and movement building among the best and worst of political climates. 

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This program is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation

Shaun King photo by Nigil Crawford

Speakers
Image - Shaun King
Shaun King
Writer; Civil Rights Activist; Co-Founder, Real Justice PAC
Image - Jane Kim
Jane Kim
Former San Francisco Supervisor—Moderator