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Annual Phillip J. Bowman Lecture

The Bowman Lecture on Race, Ethnicity, and Public Policy is an annual lecture by a nationally recognized scholar of race, ethnicity, and public policy or a panel of scholars who provide timely analysis of issues of racial equity and justice that are critical to the field and to communities of color.  This lecture has been established to honor Phillip J. Bowman’s contributions to UIC during his tenure as Director of IRRPP and Professor of African American Studies.

Bowman Lectures are free and open to the public.

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The poster has a black background. At the top, in gray and red lettering we have IRRPP presenting the Bowman Lecture. Below that on the left is a large photo of our speaker, Shawn Ginwright, wearing a pink sweater and smiling. Next to him on the right is his name in red letters and below that in white letters is the title of his talk,

Shawn Ginwright – A Pivot to Healing Centered Leadership: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves

This year’s Bowman speaker is Shawn Ginwright, Professor of Education in the Africana Studies Department and a Senior Research Associate at San Francisco State University. In his keynote, Dr. Ginwright identified four myths of social movements, uncovering a set of deeply ingrained beliefs that ultimately hold us back from healing and achieving sustainable, systemic change. He shared why these frames won’t work and instead, proposed four pivots:

  • more impactful activism
  • building transformative relationships
  • stronger, healing-centered leadership
  • championing equity and hope in educational settings and beyond

Shawn Ginwright, PhD, is a leading innovator, provocateur and thought leader on African American youth, youth activism and youth development. In addition to being a Professor of Education at San Francisco State University, he is also 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. Dr. Ginwright’s new book is The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves.

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