Shaka Senghor's Keynote

"Sometimes I walk into schools and all I hear is people barking orders. Kids feel attacked," said educator and author Shaka Senghor in a powerful keynote talk at Morningside Center’s Courageous Schools conference on May 17, 2014. 

Senghor used his own story of being expelled from the community (including 19 years in prison) to bring the point home: We need to listen to young people, not push them away. “We need to hear what youth are trying to say: I feel powerless. I am scared. Do you care? Listen to me.”

See Senghor's talk, preceded by Morningside Center executive deputy director Tala Manassah's moving introduction.

 

Introduction to and speech by Shaka Senghor at Morningside Center’s Courageous Schools conference May 17, 2014