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Shawn A. Ginwright, PhD ~ The Four Pivots: Reimagining Justice, Reimagining Ourselves

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Live Webinar


Join Shawn A. Ginwright, PhD, for a conversation on his new book, The Four Pivots: Reimaging Justice, Reimaging Ourselves.

Here, Dr. Ginwright breaks down the common myths of social movements—a set of deeply ingrained beliefs that actually hold us back from healing and achieving sustainable systemic change. He proposes instead four revolutionary pivots for better activism and collective leadership: Awareness, Connection, Vision, and Presence. The Four Pivots invites us all to heal so that we can envision our collective liberation and work toward it together.

Reading this courageous book feels like the beginning of a social and personal awakening…. I can’t stop thinking about it.”

~ Brené Brown

Shawn Ginwright, PhD, is a leading innovator, provocateur and thought leader on African American youth, youth activism and youth development. He is a professor of education in the Africana Studies Department and a senior research associate at San Francisco State University. Dr. Ginwright’s research 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. 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 colour and adult allies in transforming their schools and communities.

In 2011 Dr. Ginwright was awarded the prestigious Fulbright Senior Specialist award from the US State Department for his outstanding research and work with urban youth.
Dr. Ginwright served as chairman of the board for the California Endowment from 2018 to 2021, with oversight of a $3 billion endowment to improve the health of California’s underserved communities. He also serves on the advisory board for the Center for Information & Research on Civic Learning at the Jonathan Tisch College of Civic Life at Tufts University. He lives in Oakland, California.