From my list on social justice and the need for transformative change.
Who are we?
As a duo, we’re a mix of things. For Akwasi, I’m a changemaker, professor, and academic. My work examines the intersections of race, crime, and criminal justice, and my current research spans criminal justice institutions and various aspects of drug legalization in Canada and beyond. For Tahira, my career has been less than linear, with experiences spanning the investment, cannabis, and consumer sectors as an investor and entrepreneur. I realized my forte lies in sitting in the middle, streamlining complexity, and remaining dedicated to the people who need help most. Together, we’re committed to shaping the future of business and policy by integrating diverse perspectives and lived experiences.
Akwasi and Tahira's book list on social justice and the need for transformative change
Why did Akwasi and Tahira love this book?
It’s hard to find nonfiction books that feel a lot like fiction, and we sprinted through this book for that reason.
The author weaves personal narrative and public policy into a web that depicts the very tragic impact of unjust laws and racism.
We read the book after seeing the movie (which is also incredible), and we can say that we were just as impacted and enamored as we were during the film. Maybe even more!