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IDTALK4ED LIVE Episode #31 - "Cultivating Young Kings" (Brian Keith Harris)

IDTALK4ED LIVE Episode #31 - "Cultivating Young Kings" (Brian Keith Harris)

In this episode, we have the honor of inviting award-winning educator Brian Keith Harris to the show. In our conversation, Brian will share about the importance of mentoring boys of color, how teachers can use movement and mindfulness to address trauma in their students, the five ways to help boys of color be successful in the classroom, and much more! To learn more about Brian's work, you can visit his website or connect with him on the following social media platforms: INSTAGRAM - @brian_keith_harris, @sonsoffreedomdance, @cultivatingyoungkings TWITTER - @iambriankeithh1 BIO: Brian Keith Harris II is the Director of Outplacement and Graduate Support at the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys in Washington, DC. He is the founder and Artistic Director of Sons of Freedom Dance Institute, an organization that nurtures character, increases social awareness and builds a spiritual foundation for boys of color through classical and contemporary styles of dance. He is also the Director of Cultivating Young Kings, an organization that provides educational training for teachers, school districts and community leaders who work directly with boys of color. He was named one of Black Enterprise Magazine’s 2019 BeModern Men Distinction and has received numerous awards for his work in changing the educational landscape for boys of color. He is a licensed minister, lecturer and workshop facilitator and currently working on a Doctorate in Public Engagement from Wesley Theological Seminary. His doctoral work explores the intersection of spirituality and educational equity in urban communities. He also earned a masters degree in divinity (M.Div) with an emphasis in Christian Education from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology and has an undergraduate degree in Print Journalism from Hampton University.
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