“Community is so important, and there are certain principles of taking care of one another that are fundamental. At any moment we have to trust each other.” –Lamar Thorpe
Lamar Thorpe joined out youth and staff for an online leadership seminar and shared his wisdom about the principles of fairness, providing opportunity and ethics that have guided his public service.
Antioch City Council Member Lamar Thorpe is no stranger to hard work and determination. He was born in prison, raised in foster care and graduated high school not knowing how to read and write. Today, he’s a Navy veteran, a graduate of George Washington University, a communications professional and proud family man.
The Freedom Center continues to turn on a dime, increasing our online classes and sessions during the shelter-in-place order. We are bringing experts from around the world with feet-on-the-ground experience in organizing, civic engagement and public service together with our youth and staff.
This is an excellent time to study the relevance and importance of transforming ourselves to make change in the world.