Join us for our Tuesday, April 14 Constitutional Chat hosted by Janine Turner & Cathy Gillespie, where Janine and Cathy, along with Constituting America’s student ambassadors Dakare Chatman and Tova Kaplan, chat with experts on hot-topic issues!
This week’s guest:
Mr. Robert L. Woodson, Sr. Founder and President Of The Woodson Center
“America Should Not Be Defined By Its Failures….America should be defined by its promises,” Robert Woodson discusses his 1776 Project
More About Robert Woodson:
Robert L. Woodson, Sr. founded the Center in 1981 to help residents of low-income neighborhoods address the problems of their communities. A former civil rights activist, he has headed the National Urban League Department of Criminal Justice, and has been a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Foundation for Public Policy Research. Referred to by many as “godfather” of the neighborhood empowerment movement, for more than four decades, Woodson has had a special concern for the problems of youth. In response to an epidemic of youth violence that has afflicted urban, rural and suburban neighborhoods alike, Woodson has focused much of the Woodson Center’s activities on an initiative to establish Violence-Free Zones in troubled schools and neighborhoods throughout the nation. He is an early MacArthur “genius” awardee and the recipient of the 2008 Bradley Prize, the Presidential Citizens Award, and a 2008 Social Entrepreneurship Award from the Manhattan Institute.