John Eklof explains why he values "Kanye West moments" of identifying an injustice and being bold enough to call them out. John discusses his recent personal experience with "Kanye West moments" and their impact.
John Elkof is a poet, educator and community organizer from Lakewood, Washington. He is a graduate student at the University of Washington studying Multicultural Education. He’s dedicated his life to personal improvement and uplifting his community economically and politically. John recently released his first full length spoken word album entitled The End of the Beginning. It's part spoken word poetry, part hip-hop album, part oratory, part science-fiction, and fully political. John has traveled throughout the country speaking on subjects such as social justice, building personal success, and unifying the millennial generation into changing our world. He's guest lectured on many college campuses from the University of Washington all the way to South Seattle College. John is part of the political group the Organization of Revolutionary Ideas Operating in the Now which has the aim of demonstrating unity through collaborative action and self-education.
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