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Bert Johnson Unchained – Where Politics and Real Life Intersect


“People have forgotten that there’s no position in the country like citizen activism. I don’t have the power, you do. ” – Senator Bert Johnson 

Senator Bert Johnson shares his story about how he went from being convicted of a crime and doing time, to being convicted to contribute to his community.

Additional topics that Senator Johnson addresses include: the school to prison pipeline, how to support young men of color, his journey to manhood and how he found his purpose. 

Bert Johnson is a progressive State Senator from Michigan’s 2nd District which includes Detroit, Highland Park, Hamtramck, Harper Woods and the five Grosse Pointe communities.

This is the recording of the live and candid conversation with Senator Johnson that took place on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at The Jungle Juice Bar in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. 

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