Shaka Senghor

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Event Info
Category:Penny Stamps Lecture Series
Rental Event


Thursday, March 19 at the Michigan! Part of the Penny Stamps Speaker Series. Free to the public!

Writing My Wrongs

Shaka Senghor is a leading voice in criminal justice reform. His memoir, Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death, and Redemption in an American Prison, was released in March 2016 and debuted on The New York Times Best Seller list as well as The Washington Post Best Seller list. Writing My Wrongs chronicles Senghor’s personal experience with the criminal justice system after being sent to prison at age 19 on second-degree murder charges. An unforgettable tale of forgiveness and second chances, Senghor’s book reminds us that our worst deeds don't define who we are or what we can contribute to the world. Senghor’s story has inspired thousands and serves as a compelling testament to the power of hope, compassion, and unconditional love.

Senghor is the recipient of numerous awards, including the 2016 EBONY Power 100 list and the 2016 NAACP Great Expectations Award. Senghor was also a 2014 TED Prize finalist for The Atonement Project (a program that aims to promote healing and understanding between victims of violence and violent offenders), is a former MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow, and is a current fellow in the inaugural class of the W.K. Kellogg Foundation’s Community Leadership Network. He shares his story of redemption around the world through his company, Shaka Senghor Inc., dedicated to shifting societal narratives through storytelling with deep social impact.

Supported by the Prison Creative Arts Project at the University of Michigan, presenting the 25th Annual Exhibition of Art by Michigan Prisoners, on view at the Duderstadt Center Gallery March 18–April 1, 2020.