JRF Scholar Rashawn Davis is a Senior at Georgetown University from Newark, NJ majoring in Government and minoring in Justice and Peace Studies. Rashawn is currently running to become Newark's youngest City Council-member in the history of Newark, NJ. This past October, Rashawn took part in a TEDx program at Georgetown.
TED, (Technology, Entertainment, Design), is a nonprofit organization started in 1984 devoted to the spreading of ideas . Affiliated with TED, Tedx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Rashawn's Tedx talk was titled "Change is a Struggle" and explored his relationship with the word change and how his experience running for Newark City Council for the past year has helped him form a stronger understanding of what CHANGE really is.
During his almost 4 years in college, Rashawn has taken advantage of the many opportunities offered by the Jackie Robinson Foundation. Under JRF’s RRIF Program, with funding from The American Ireland Fund, Rashawn was among four Jackie Robinson Scholars who traveled to Northern Ireland to attend the 2012 session of the Summer School at the Clinton Centre for International Peace in Enniskillen . He also joined other JRF Scholars during a special visit to the White House in 2013 joining First Lady Michelle Obama at a special “42” screening and panel discussion.
Watch Rashawn's engaging talk below.
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