Join popular WJNI radio host Terry Base, The Medi’s Garcia Williams, and Anton Gunn, one of the world’s leading authorities on socially conscious leadership, to listen in on a conversation about the social determinants of health! On February 8, Anton challenged each of us to examine our perspective on this pandemic: What are you going to do? Are you going to stop this virus? Or are you going to spread it? The choice is yours, but you must make a choice. Listen in below.
Anton, a former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, is considered by many to be the world’s foremost authority on socially conscious leadership. Any conversation with him brings to the forefront his commitment and passion for the health and wellness of our community and social justice. A recent quote from Anton captures his sentiments: “I actually wanted to believe that the COVID-19 virus was going to be the biggest and deadliest virus we would face in my lifetime. However, I was suppressing and ignoring my firsthand personal experiences with the biggest and most deadly virus in American history. That virus is racism.”
A former South Carolina state legislator (and college offensive linesman) who has lectured at Harvard University, Anton Gunn is the author of the bestselling leadership book The Presidential Principles and more recently, the article An Action Plan for Executive Leaders in the Wake of the Killing George Floyd. Known for saying, “The truth doesn’t hurt, it heals,” he has appeared in Time magazine, Inc. magazine, the Wall Street Journal, the Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, and the Charleston Regional Business Journal, as well as on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News, NBC, the CBS Evening News, ABC’s Good Morning America, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, BBC America, NPR, SiriusXM, The Source, and elsewhere. He can be followed @AntonGunn on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and found online at www.antongunn.com.