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Clint Smith

June 19, 2018 by Speakers' Spotlight

A Father’s Perspective: Raising a Black Son in America

For Father’s Day, award-winning teacher and acclaimed spoken word poet Clint Smith talked about fatherhood through the lens of racial bias in an interview with Axios. Clint asked, “How does one grow up in a home in which you feel loved, affirmed and celebrated, and then go out into a world where you are rendered a caricature of someone else’s fear?”

Watch the poignant video here:

Clint believes we all share a story — the human story. It’s in the telling, he believes, that we emerge as individuals and celebrate what we have in common. His two TED Talks, The Danger of Silence and How to Raise a Black Son in America, have been viewed more than five million times. Using his experience as an award-winning teacher, writer, and poet to share personal stories of justice, community, and education, his customizable art-form illuminates how we can all find the courage to create change, overcome challenges, and unite ourselves through the power of the collective voice.

Interested in learning more about Clint and what he can bring to your next event? Email info@speakers.ca.