The pandemic and the nationwide uprising against racism have starkly exposed deep disparities and inequities in the quality of and access to basic needs like education and health care. Join Dr. Wendy Slusser as she chats with D’Artagnan Scorza about the compensatory role of education and what we can do to address our nation’s inequities.
D’Artagnan is a US Navy Iraq-War Veteran, double Bruin, Board President of the Inglewood Unified School District Board of Education, lecturer in the Fielding School of Public Health at UCLA and the Founder and Executive Director of the Social Justice Learning Institute, a non-profit organization that works to help communities achieve health and educational equity. As Board President of the Inglewood Unified School District’s Measure GG Campaign, D’Artagnan helped secure $90 million in school improvement bonds to renovate Inglewood schools. He was also named a 2010 Education Pioneers Fellow and a 2013-2014 Business Alliance for Local Living Economies Fellow… But it’s not the titles or awards that make D’Artagnan such an inspirational person; it is his great sense of empathy and innate ability to empower others.