Meet The Team
Founder of Genius is Common Movement
Bruce George is a visionary, entrepreneur, speaker, author, panelist, executive producer, writer, poet, consultant and social activist. He has won several awards including the Peabody Award for Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam (HBO), a Miky Award for Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry Jam (HBO) , an Upscale Showcase Award and a Trail Blazer Award for his outstanding vision, production, writing and performance.
Bruce is the founder of the Genius is Common Movement and coiner of the slogan "Genius is Common," which fosters self-esteem in the youth by them realizing that they each have a creative genius seed in them.
Bruce is also the co-founder of the critically acclaimed award winning Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam. He's also the founder/maanaging editor of the Bandana Republic, an anthology of poetry & prose by gang members and their affiliates. As can activist, Bruce has been and is currently associated with major grassroots organizations that foster and uplift struggling people. Bruce conducts creative writing/performance poetry workshops for colleges, universities, and organizations nationally and internationally, along with being an executive consultant for multiple organizations.