David C. Turner III, M.S.Ed.

Educational Equity Programs Manager

David Turner III is an activist-scholar from Inglewood, California. His educational, scholarly, and activists interest intersect at Black politics, social movements, critical consciousness, and race, class, and gender. David's primary interest is social transformation, and working with historically marginalized communities to do it.  As a seasoned organizer and educator, David brings over five years of experience back to the SJLI team, having helped students at various universities establish cultural centers, negotiate and win demands for racial justice, secure funding, and coordinate direct actions across the state of California and the nation, all while teaching at both the K-12 and the postsecondary level.  David is currently a Ph.D. student in the Social and Cultural Studies in Education program at the University of California, Berkeley, and his dissertation will focus on youth organizing and the politics of the education justice in Los Angeles. David holds an M.S.Ed in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Africana Studies with a minor in Sociology from California State University, Dominguez Hills.