Finding Courage in the Midst of Social Change: A Conversation with Jimmie Briggs - Thursday, August 20 at Noon CST
This is a past event, but you can still view the recording.
Join us as we welcome Vienna 1989-90 Alum and Merrill Scholar, Jimmie Briggs, Principal at the Skoll Foundation. Jimmie will lead us in a powerful conversation about Finding Courage in the Midst of Social Change. Jimmie is no stranger to the courage he has experienced and witnessed. He has been a storyteller, journalist, and lecturer on gender and racial justice throughout his professional journey. You will not want to miss this in-depth and timely conversation.
Jimmie is a gifted storyteller and humanitarian. He was pre-med at Morehouse and pre-accepted to Harvard Medical school, prior to which he spent a semester in Vienna after receiving a Charles Merrill Jr. Scholarship. Vienna changed Jimmie's trajectory and he decided not to pursue medicine, but journalism. Witnessing the fall of the Berlin Wall and the fall of Eastern Europe had a profound effect on his life. After graduating from Morehouse College, he worked at the New York Post and Village Voice. He started Man Up Campaign, a non-profit to engage men/boys in global movement to end gender-based violence throughout the world. He has written three books, including the award-winning book Innocents Lost: When Child Soldiers Go to War. In 2010, he was awarded GQ Magazine's “Better Men Better World” award.