1 hr 23 min

Hanif Fazal - Founder & CEO of Center for Equity and Inclusion (CEI) Get After It PDX

    • Society & Culture

Hear tireless social change activist and diversity, equity, and inclusion champion Hanif Fazal talk about his father's journey from Africa to India to the United States--where he met Hanif's mother in Chicago--and how that blend of cultures (Indian and Mexican) made his upbringing really stand out from the nearly all-white landscapes and institutions he found himself surrounded by after his family relocated to Tigard, Oregon, some of his earliest memories of that move from Chicago to the Portland area at age 3 and what it was like trying to settle into structures that had zero similarities to his own experiences at home, the range of emotions he felt as a child under those circumstances and how that lead him to act out, how some seriously rough years in his teens in Portland further opened his eyes and made him consider what people could achieve and accomplish if the world around them was actually designed to give them a proper chance at success, how he finally pulled out of that dark period and landed the first job that gave him a real sense of meaning and a feeling of having the potential to really matter and make a chance in the world, his progression of work and projects and the eventual momentum of people starting to reach out seeking his expertise, and much, much more!



Follow him/his work:

@centerforequityandinclusion

https://ceipdx.org

Hear tireless social change activist and diversity, equity, and inclusion champion Hanif Fazal talk about his father's journey from Africa to India to the United States--where he met Hanif's mother in Chicago--and how that blend of cultures (Indian and Mexican) made his upbringing really stand out from the nearly all-white landscapes and institutions he found himself surrounded by after his family relocated to Tigard, Oregon, some of his earliest memories of that move from Chicago to the Portland area at age 3 and what it was like trying to settle into structures that had zero similarities to his own experiences at home, the range of emotions he felt as a child under those circumstances and how that lead him to act out, how some seriously rough years in his teens in Portland further opened his eyes and made him consider what people could achieve and accomplish if the world around them was actually designed to give them a proper chance at success, how he finally pulled out of that dark period and landed the first job that gave him a real sense of meaning and a feeling of having the potential to really matter and make a chance in the world, his progression of work and projects and the eventual momentum of people starting to reach out seeking his expertise, and much, much more!



Follow him/his work:

@centerforequityandinclusion

https://ceipdx.org

1 hr 23 min

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