Eldra Jackson III is a writer and sought-after public speaker on the topics of at-risk youth advocacy, effective criminal justice rehabilitation, and turning around ‘toxic’ masculinity.
To get to know Eldra Jackson further, we asked him to share a little more about himself:
🍽 The person living or dead that I would invite to my dream dinner party would be Harriet Tubman. I would love the opportunity to ask and learn about her resolve in the face of fatal consequences to continue to do what she knew to be the right thing to do for the safety and security of others, even after she herself had already ‘made it’. I would love to learn more about the passion that drove her.
🧞♂️ If I had one wish to improve the world, I would change the reality of people trading ‘pain for pain’. Our world is full of trauma and I see all too often how people who are hurting or afraid hurt others in an attempt to not feel what is going on inside of their own bodies. With my wish, people would develop the capacity to actively seek internal health vs. expressing violence externally, in all of its forms.
📚The books I would recommend to others would be the “Tao Te Ching” traditionally credited to the sage Laozi, and “A Course In Miracles” by Helen Schucman.