Kevin Powell Teaching at George Mason University

Kevin Powell, nationally acclaimed activist, public speaker, and author or editor of 10 books, is teaching a Summer course at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. Kevin, who was also a 2010 Democratic candidate for Congress in New York City, where he is based, has long been a fixture on American college campuses as a highly sought after lecturer.

But, according to Kevin, he wanted to do something different this

Summer: “I actually taught at New York University in the 1990s, both in a Saturday program for high schoolers and a first-year English course. Coming off my 2010 Congressional campaign I’ve been thinking long and hard about various ways to work with and engage the American people, especially the younger generations. George Mason University offered me an opportunity to teach an empowerment seminar to a group of incoming first-year students. It is a great way for me to share my 25-plus years of life experiences as a leader, writer, community organizer, and someone who has been very forthcoming about my life journey and life work. And to encourage these students to not only become civically engaged, but to forever think critically about the world we inhabit.”

As Kevin is teaching this Summer, he is also working on his 11th and 12th books: “Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, and The Ghost of Dr. King:

Blogs and Essays” (to be published Fall 2011) and “The Education of Kevin Powell,” a memoir about his childhood and youth (to be published Fall 2012).

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