On this episode of The Jeff & Alex Podcast, the guys interview Doug Shipman, former CEO and President of the Woodruff Arts Center and the founding Chief Executive Officer of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. Listen along as they talk about Doug’s role in the foundation of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, his passion for social justice, his love for Atlanta United Soccer & Bobby Kennedy, and what his next chapter will look like.
Jump to 6:00 to hear about how the guys met Doug Shipman.
Jump to 8:00 to hear about Doug’s background.
Jump to 11:40 to hear about Doug’s year in India.
Jump to 14:00 to hear about why Doug is passionate about social justice and his role at BCG.
Jump to 19:58 to hear Doug's thoughts and views about the National Center for Civil and Human Rights, and the story of its founding.
Jump to 23:40 to hear about the lunch counter experience in the Center and the process of creating it.
Jump to 29:48 to hear about what it was like for Doug as a white man to help create the Center, and how he bridged the gap between knowledge and first-hand experience.
Jump to 36:10 to hear about Doug and Alex’s love of Atlanta United and how the team brought the city of Atlanta together.
Jump to 44:15 to hear about the heart of the first and second match for the ATL United and how that jump started the fanbase in Atlanta.
Jump to 52:30 to hear about Doug’s love of the arts and his role with The Woodruff Arts Center.
1:00:00 to hear about Doug’s outreach to the tech community and how he’s gotten people from the tech industry involved in the Arts Center.
1:04:20 to hear about Doug & Jeff’s shared appreciation for Bobby Kennedy and why Bobby is an inspiration to Doug.
1:10:52 to hear about what’s next for Doug, and where he wants to direct change.
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