Dr. Artika R. Tyner Inspires Young People to Become Leaders in Social Change Movements


Los Angeles, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/08/2015 -- A leader is a planter—a planter of ideas, seeds of change, and vision for justice." Dr. Artika R. Tyner

Being a passionate and sought after speaker, educator and award-winning author, Dr. Artika R. Tyner's goal is to shape the young minds and ideas of her students into social engineers of the future characterized by advancing freedom and justice. Her book, The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice helps readers to learn how to start planting the seeds of this precious social change.

In a recent TEDx speech: Education For Social Change, Dr. Tyner shares with the global community her ideas on how re-imagining education is the beginning of a change for good. The explicit focus of education should be placed on social justice advocacy and leadership development, where the classroom should be transformed into a learning laboratory for applying technical training to advance the common good. These experiments should be directed at addressing the challenges of social justice that everyday people meet. The speaker challenges everyone with the question: "What is in your hands to make a difference in the world?"

The leadership training model created by Dr. Tyner (Planting People, Growing Justice™) provides people with the right tools for becoming the social leaders that can make a difference in this world. The policy process needs a change, or reform due to the economic, racial and social crisis that the U.S. communities are currently facing. Exactly this is the time when leaders should be ready to take a stand.

The role of Dr. Tyner is to prepare such leaders and to equip them inside and outside the classroom to bring a new hope, stability, freedom and justice in this world. She has served as a leader in the Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Initiative and Campaign for Prison Phone Justice.

The Dr. Tyner's book The Lawyer as Leader: How to Plant People and Grow Justice, prepares the readers for becoming effective agents for social transformation. It provides readers with ideas, inspiration and the needed tools to create and lead coalitions that can fight for economic, racial and social justice.

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About Dr. Artika R. Tyner
Dr. Artika R. Tyner is a professor of public policy and leadership at the University of College of Education, Leadership and Counseling. She trains graduate students to serve as social engineers who create new inroads to justice and freedom.

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