Episode #010: Working For Justice with David Stovall

Civil Rights, Social Justice, these are realms that all of us know of, but few of us are really part of. There's a lot going on in our world. So many people are faced with oppression of all kinds and something needs to be done. 

Our guest today is a man who lives and speaks in this arena. Dr. David Stovall is a Professor of Educational Policy Studies and African-American Studies at UIC. He has worked first hand for more than 20 years in the heart of Chicago to figure out what needs to be done to reframe, reform and rebuild urban education and communities.

I first saw Dave speak at a Leadership Conference for college student leaders. I was blown away by his fiery energy and passion. He literally leaped down from the stage and walked among us college students to share his practical advice on what it means to be truly alive.

Dave is a man who is in the arena. He advocates doing the work instead of speaking about it only and this has taken him, and his students far.

Join me today for an engaging conversation with Dave where you'll learn:

  • What Dave's background taught him about the nature of long-term success.
  • What is important to know about just talking versus truly.
  • How to see your problems as potential-loaded solutions.
  • and much more!


Dave's Life Blueprint

  • Dedication
  • Commitment
  • Honesty
  • Transparency
  • Willingness To Accept Mistakes and Contradictions
  • Willingness To Improve Mistakes and Contradictions

Items Mentioned On This Episode Include:

  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Life Blueprint Speech, here.
  • Steven Pressfield's book, Do The Work, get it here.

Connect More With Dave Here!

  • His Faculty Page on UIC here.


Until Next Time

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About the author, Zayd

Zayd Jawad is the founder of Vital Significance, a business dedicated to helping all people build Self-Esteem.

He provides deep and empowering knowledge to help people develop their Self-Esteem holistically to become the positive role models they are meant to be.

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