“The oppressed must be their own example in the struggle for their redemption.” Paulo Friere
Chavis creates synergy between corporate social responsibility; public policy and traditional grassroots activism that builds community capacity for transformation. Transforming communities is an act that must take place through the community itself. By crafting collaborative approaches to collective impact; community work and personal evolution merge for sustainable systemic impact.
From Happily Natural Day; to poverty mitigation; to urban agriculture; to racial equity; Chavis articulates the role of cultural identity plays in sustainable community wellness. He challenges organizations and institutions to think outside of silos and to confront conversations of race and class courageously and authentically.