Ajamou Butler “The Psychology of Poverty”
Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 11:30am - 12:30pm, Eagle Hour
Join us during Eagle Hour and Journey through a step-by-step breakdown on the effects poverty has on the mind. Take an in depth look at the definition of poverty and its ability to chew away at the dignity of students (especially students of color).
Born and raised on Milwaukee's Northside, Brother Butler has always been one to progress from his pain. Growing up in Milwaukee's notorious 53206 zip code, Butler was exposed to the uglier sides of poverty. His experiences with poverty up-close as a child have shaped his outlook on life as an adult. In May 2012, Butler launched his Non-Profit organization, Heal the Hood MKE. Heal the Hood MKE has grown to be an example of pushing against social injustice and rewriting the narrative of inner-city MKE. Heal the Hood MKE has 2 Major arms. 1) Our Annual Block Parties/Outreach Fairs and 2) Our in-school curriculum called "We are Not Poets, We Are Messengers!" Butler is known to use his experiences in Milwaukee and his spirituality mixed together to come up with his own style of spoken word ministry. Mr. Butler is an educator, a brother, a father, a child of God and a community activist who lives by the motto "Heal the Hearts, Heal the Homes, Heal the Hoods"!
Deja Foxx "GenZ The Leaders of Today"
Join this presentation with Deja Foxx during Eagle Hour!
Deja is the founder of two youth led organizations, one trailblazing a new model for peer-to-peer sex education and the other redefining the way young women use social media to build community, Deja has experienced firsthand the amazing things that can happen when young people are given the tools and resources to lead. Using their voices to promote change by actively finding their place at the table, and getting out to vote.
Staff Professional Development Opportunity
The NWTC Food for Thought Series is free and open to the public.
Nurturing an Inclusive NWTC – We are One
iRespect! is a College-wide campaign to cultivate a welcoming and safe environment for all. iRespect! is all about nurturing an inclusive NWTC. We believe that inclusion inspires excellence.