As a successful author, activist, and lawyer, Jamil Jivani grew up having an estranged relationship with his father and struggled to find his identity as a second generation Canadian. He felt very much disconnected from leaders in his community and was full of resentment and anger as a young black male. He speaks to us on this episode of The Sweet Spot on how he shifted away from having a victim mentality and now inspiring young men to do the same.
What’s In This Episode?
• Growing up as a young black man in a leaderless community
• His story from the bus to Yale
• Fighting temptations of a life of crime and violence
• Choices he made to turn his life around and inspiring young men