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I am a 38 year-old organizer, community advocate and social justice leader who had a street Associates Degree in criminal mentality before I was 18 – nearly 15 years before I earned an actual Associates Degree from Coastline Community College.

I was incarcerated for 20 years before being released in August 2018, The Blackest August in my lifetime! Incarceration was intended to bastardize me, but I found a Father in Education so I was obedient to its structure in guiding me.

Within months of my release I found an opportunity for Community Leadership with Fathers and Families of San Joaquin working on Environmental Justice. I returned to Stockton with a goal to uplift the narratives and voices of the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated Community, and equip them with the tools to be advocates of change for themselves and their Communities.

I created the Participatory Action Workshop: Seeds in Concrete, an Environmental Justice program for systems impacted youth, which helps them Reclaim Their Cultural Roots and realize their own personal power for positive Growth. I see myself facilitating a process in letting others grow and find their way. This is a process of Empowerment, raising consciousness of People by providing information about the environment and then helping them take more intentional actions that can improve their lives and their Communities.

Contact and Other Information:

  • Phone Number: (209) 405-7532

  • Email:  arobinson@ffsj.org

  • Facebook:  Anthony Robinson

  • Home Base: Stockton, California.

  • Availability: Anytime I can be of service

  • Fees:  For non-CPF events – Negotiable

    • Speak and develop a workshop for staff/individuals – $300

    • Speak to Youth – FREE

    • Develop a workshop – $200

  • Areas of Focus:

    • School to Prison Pipeline

    • Prison Reform

    • Restorative Justice

    • Arts for Healing

    • Transitional Thinking Facilitator

    • Relapse Prevention

 

Video 

Fathers and Families of San Joaquin (FFSJ)

https://www.facebook.com/FathersFamiliesOfSanJoaquin/videos/360424171229903/