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Activist/Motivational Speaker/Author


     Not many people alive or deceased have accomplished enough, or impacted the lives of others in a way to inspire the filming, and release of a major motion picture based on their lives. However, Eugene Brown is one of those people. His remarkable story is captured in the film “Life of a King” staring Academy Award Winner, Cuba Gooding Jr., who plays the role of Eugene Brown.


     While spending 18 years in federal prison for making the poor choice as a 20 year old to engage in the felonious act of robbing a bank, he gained clarity while having a paradigm shift on life. In doing so, he turned his life around to help at-risk youth avoid the pitfalls all common in urban environments.


     In 2002 Eugene Brown started the Big Chair Chess Club, a non-for profit organization which helped get a group of teenagers off the streets using the game of chess. Eugene Brown’s insight on the urban subculture and the impact it has on lives of youth is unique and profound. Eugene Brown is offering to share his experiences, insights, and potential solutions to addressing the behaviors of youth as they relate to the urban subculture, and the limited choices that many of them face. Although the choices are limited, it does not imply that a poor choice should be made, so Mr. Brown addresses issues of accountability and self-respect which many youth too often lack in today’s society. Mr. Brown gives parents, educators, students, and youth concrete solutions to help elevate the lives of inner city at-risk youth in a positive direction despite the obstacles and challenges of their environment.


     A featured speaker on TEDX Talks, who as been view thousands of times, Eugene has also been a guest on ABC’s Up Close and Personal, in addition to various national and local television, and radio outlets that wanted him to share his story with their audience. He is currently continuing his quest to eliminate some of the ills that plague urban communities, and replace them with positive and nurturing conditions.


     Eugene continues working to develop re-entry and curriculum programs for ex-convicts, in addition to working to expand the reach of his non-profit organization, while offering speaking engagements to high schools, college, and incarcerated audiences across the country. This highly sought after speakers impact is being felt by all of those who hear his message, so please do not miss the opportunity to have this dynamic individual come to your university, school district, radio show, or television show as a guest or speaker. Also, you can book Eugene as a keynote speaker for your next conference or convention.


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