*if viewing on a mobile device (phone, tablet) please scroll down to the bottom to play episode.
Use Apple? Listen and subscribe via iTunes! (or download Apple’s Podcast app)
Use Android? Listen and subscribe via Stitcher Radio! (or download Stitcher Radio app)
Summary & Intro
FROM THE MISSIONAL MAN PODCAST VAULT (SUMMER 2015):
In this empowering conversation with Sho Baraka, we dig deep into how to engage with culture on the mission based on Sho’s founding vision for Forth District. Forth District is an online collective of artists, makers, creatives, writers, thinkers, and activists calling Christians to think, make, and live more engaged with culture for the sake of the mission.
BIOGRAPHY (Taken from Humble Beast website)
Educated at Tuskegee University and the University of North Texas, Sho studied Television/Film, Anthropology, and Public Administration. He has become an artist, philosopher, and social-thought leader in contemporary culture. He has spent nine years traveling the world as a recording artist and public speaker. He has done numerous overseas activist work, ranging from race relations in South Africa to establishing musical cohorts in Indonesia. He is a founding member of nationally known Christian hip-hop group 116 Clique. Sho Baraka is also the founder of Forth District.
He now desires to blend his artistic platform with his academic leanings to contribute a unique perspective in both arenas in hopes of raising the standard, thereby raising the culture. Sho currently lives in Atlanta, GA and co-leads a consulting network that is active in cultural renewal.
In this chat, we tackle questions and thoughts like…
“What is the story behind Forth District? Why does it exist?”
“How is your vision for Forth District unique from other work you’re involved in (like Humble Beast, Rebuild Network, Legacy Conference, I got Something to Say podcast show, etc.)?”
“How do you create a common space or vision for different people to express their unique stories together?”
“Is Forth District a proprietary ATL thing or can it be duplicated/modeled for other contexts?”
“What one thing would you want men to take away from the story of Forth District?”