Jacques Lesure, a first year student at Occidental College, was born and raised right east of Atlanta in Decatur, Georgia. He is passionate about ensuring positive life outcomes for youth through equitable education. He plans to pursue a career in education policy.  He is a leader in many facets, functioning as a student activist, a member of the collaboration team in Oxypreneurship, a radio show host, and a researcher on a variety of special projects. Jacques gives back by helping youth with college access consulting. Jacques is also the creator of a website, “What About The Black Kids”, in which he produces content that addresses the intersection of education, race, culture, and politics.

 

Apathy Factories: Lack As Violence

Jacques’ talk will address how failing schools serve as catalyst for apathy, he also describes the lack of access and opportunity as violence.