Sam Grant Systems Facilitator
Afro–Ghanaian Sam Grant, MS⁄MA is a life–long organizer, who has constantly worked on the intersections of cultural, economic, and environmental justice. He co–founded the following organizations; AfroEco, Full Circle Community Institute, Organizing Apprenticeship Project, the Wendell Phillips Community Development Federal Credit Union, the Green Institute Eco-Industrial Park, Grassroots Public Policy Institute, among others. He has been on faculty at Metropolitan State University since 1990, and has trained thousands of social justice facilitators around the world. He is certified in Human Systems Dynamics and Permaculture Design.
At the age of 7, Sam had his first experience of extreme racial violence when his family “integrated” a white neighborhood in Jacksonville, Florida. He spent the next decade of his life having to literally fight for survival, and carries the inner–scars of a war survivor. An organizing and movement–building mentor, Jimmy Boggs connected Sam to ubuntu psychology, and this, finally brought him toward his current transformative path of organizing and facilitation, that he brings through the Movement Center for Deep Democracy. His “source” for improvisation and innovation comes from his healing path as a drummer and his years performing with a small jazz ensemble while in college. He continues to drum. He continues to heal. He continues to offer space for improvisational social movement forms.
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