In our inaugural episode, we sit down to talk with Dominique Morgan of Black and Pink to discuss how systems can impact young people, and their families, why resilience is not enough and why young people should be the authors of their own stories.
Dominique Morgan (They/Them/Theirs) is an award-winning artist, activist, and TEDx speaker. As the Executive Director of Black and Pink, the largest prison abolitionist organization in the United States, They work daily to dismantle the systems that perpetuate violence on LGBTQ/GNC people and individuals living with HIV/AIDS. Partnering their lived experience of incarceration as a youth (which included 18 months in solitary confinement), with a decade of change-making artistry, advocacy, and background in public health, they continue to work in spaces of sex education, radical self-care, and youth development with intentions of dismantling the prison industrial complex and it impacts our community. Dominique is an NAACP Freedom Fighter Award recipient, 2020 Urban League Young Professional of the Year and a 2020 Ten Outstanding Young Omahan Award recipient. In addition to completing their capstone project for studies in the Georgetown University - System Involved LGBTQ Youth Scholar Program, Dominique is a 2019- 2020 National Juvenile Justice Network Youth Leadership Fellow, 2020 Martin Luther King “Living The Dream” Award Recipient and 2020 JM Kaplan Innovation Prize Recipient. His first book “An Introduction to Sexuality Education: A Handbook for Youth System Facing Professionals” will be released in October 2020. Find out more about Dominique Morgan at www.dominiquemorgan.com. Check out his TEDxTalk on Resilience as well.
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