Shaka SenghorLos Angeles Metropolitan Area, United States
Shaka Senghor is a renowned writer, entrepreneur, and inspiring speaker. His expertise lies in the realm of criminal justice reform, and he has made a mark in this field with his notable achievements and efforts. Senghor is the former President of The Anti-Recidivism Coalition, and his memoir "Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison" has featured on The New York Times Best Seller List and The Washington Post Best Seller List.
Senghor is also a former MIT Media Lab Director's Fellow, and a former Fellow of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's Community Leadership Network. He has been awarded prestigious awards, including the 2016 FORD Man of Courage Award and the 2012 Black Male Engagement Leadership Award. OWN network recognized him as one of "Soul Igniters" in the inaugural class of the SuperSoul 100. He has also carved his niche in the educational industry, teaching at the University of Michigan.
Senghor's career includes diverse roles such as The Atonement Project Coordinator at the University of Michigan, staff writer at The Michigan Citizen, and author/publisher at Drop A Gem Publishing. His leadership skills have been recognized by several organizations, including Head of Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion at TripActions.