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February 25, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

“A Conversation with Jamaal” with A. Jamaal Eubanks

DOVS Equity Alliance Lifting Voices speaker series, a bi-monthly presentation that aims to lift more voices, as we actively listen. In doing so, we hope to continue to build our shared context, language and humanity in this equity and justice work.

Have questions for Jamaal? Please email them to Jessica Arendas ( by February 20, 2021.

Meeting format:

  • 12pm – Welcome and introduction
  • 12:05 – Speaker and open discussion
  • 1:00 – Discussion ends
  • 1:00 – 1:30 – Alliance open forum

Feel free to invite a colleague to this discussion by forwarding this invitation, all are welcome!

A. Jamaal EubanksAbout the speaker:

Born and raised in Madison WI, Armaad “Jamaal” Eubanks developed a passion for both basketball and making his community better. These passions led him to co-create a mentoring program, Pivotal Transition, that focused on giving Black youth the tools to look beyond tomorrow. Jamaal completed his undergraduate degree at Huntingdon College, as well as two Masters degrees from Edgewood College. All the while, he worked in the school district and was a full-time parent to his children. Jamaal developed a creed that helped him push through the hardest of times: “Fuel or crutch.” Through mentoring and interactive, motivational workshops, he spread the message of #FuelOrCrutch and branched out to begin consulting with school districts, colleges and community organizations to solve equity and behavior issues with at risk youth in Madison.

In 2018 he started Eubanks Solutions, LLC. The Determination to Succeed, his first book, was recently released. Jamaal still loves coaching and watching basketball every opportunity he gets, especially with his children, here in Madison.


February 25, 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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