As part of the ongoing mission to amplify the voices and power of systems impacted leaders, JustLeadershipUSA (JLUSA) today is launching the “JustUs Speaks” Podcast.
The podcast is hosted by JLUSA’s Senior Movement and Capacity Building Specialists, Hakim Crampton and Lester Young, who are experienced advocates and leaders working to mentor new generations of leaders through our “Leading with Conviction” (LwC) leadership development program. The first season of the “JustUs Speaks” Podcast features 11 episodes highlighting recent graduates from the 2022 LwC cohort.
JLUSA President and CEO DeAnna Hoskins says, “Through the new ‘JustUs Speaks’ Podcast, we are highlighting the stories and the wisdom of just some of the amazing leaders who are part of JustLeadershipUSA’s network across the nation. As we say in JLUSA, our experience is our expertise, and this podcast exemplifies how formerly incarcerated leaders have incredible wisdom to share about leadership for anyone in any walk of life.”
Hakim Crampton said, “‘Justus Speaks’ is a powerful platform for justice-impacted persons to share the amazing work and extraordinary journey of their lives in overcoming the greatest of odds to emerge as inspirational leaders.”
Lester Young said, “It’s been a pleasure interviewing some phenomenal leaders who recently graduated from the ‘Leading with Conviction’ training. Their resilience is evident in all their accomplishments after incarceration. They remind me of Tupac Shakur’s poem, ‘The Rose That Grew From Concrete.’ Each one of them grew from something that was meant to kill them.”
The “JustUs Speaks” Podcast is available on all major podcasting platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Amazon Music, Google Podcasts, Spotify, iHeartRadio, and more.
Here’s a preview of the first season of the “JustUs Speaks” Podcast:
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