NASHVILLE, Tennessee. – Today Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee announced he will host a live Facebook chat on Friday, December 3 with civil rights veteran, author and Woodson Center founder Bob Woodson titled “Hopeful America : A More Perfect Union ”.
“We are delighted to welcome Bob Woodson for a meaningful conversation about our country and the days to come,” Governor Lee said. “As we end this year in a season of hope, I look forward to Bob’s thoughts on what’s right about America and what it takes to pursue a more perfect Union.”
The live conversation will take place on Friday, December 3 at 11:00 a.m. CT. It is free, open to the public and can be viewed on Facebook Where Youtube.
“I look forward to this conversation with Governor Lee about our nation,” said Bob Woodson. “The civil rights movement of which I was a part aimed to give everyone the opportunity to succeed and to treat everyone fairly regardless of race, religion or creed. It is an important value that we must preserve today.
Woodson founded the Woodson Center as the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise in 1981, with the belief that local leaders held the key to solving the problems of low-income communities. The Woodson Center has worked for four decades to empower Indigenous leaders in troubled neighborhoods to solve problems in their communities through initiatives that increase public safety, stimulate upward mobility, and inspire racial harmony in America.
Early in his activism, Mr. Woodson was a civil rights activist and community development social worker in West Chester and Philadelphia, Pa., And Boston, Massachusetts, in the 1960s. He worked in the Department. of the National Urban League in the early 1970s. From 1974 to 1981, he was a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Foundation for Public Policy Research.
Mr. Woodson has written several books, including Lessons learned from the smallest of them: Woodson’s principles; The Triumphs of Joseph: How Today’s Community Healers Bring Our Streets and Neighborhoods to Life; and A Summons to Life: Mediation Structures and Youth Crime Prevention.