Paul Willis

October 18, 8:30am - 10:00am PDT. Hosted at Urban Hive

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Paul Willis is a hip-hop artist, educator and community organizer, who works to create positive community building experiences through art, engagement and service. Engaging youth and using music as a tool to inspire and educate has been at the forefront of his career. As part of the ZFG Collective and Sofar Sounds Sacramento, he organizes pop up shows throughout Sacramento, leads conversations around social justice, equity issues and artistry, and empowers communities and youth. Paul Willis currently serves on the Executive board at Sol Collective, is a Senior Fellow of the Nehemiah Emerging Leaders Program - Class X, and supports as an organizing member for community events like the MLK365 March for the Dream and Rock The School Bells. His guiding pillars include Hip-Hop, Education, Social Justice and Building Community.

“Hip-Hop isn’t something you do; it’s something you live.” KRS-One often describes hip-hop as a global culture and Paul Willis is a local example of how hip-hop exists everywhere from the street corner to the corner office, from the classroom to the board room. Paul will discuss how living hip hop affects leadership, personal and professional development.