With a passion for music since childhood, Alvin Dawkins is a jazz bassist, composer-songwriter and recording artist. He is also a writer and author of the forthcoming book, "From Prison To Purpose," a"hero's journey" memoir, which chronicles his birth in prison, being adopted and growing up in the ugliness of Alabama's Jim Crow segregation and apartheid, living in the heart and center of the 1960's Civil Rights movement for voting, civil and human rights, as well as struggling with severe, and at times debilitating, depression. His journey culminated in a series of powerful spiritual experiences and awakenings, which led to a complete reorientation, relationship to and better understanding of depression!
Inspired and informed by these life experiences, in addition to a Master's degree in Spiritual Psychology, Alvin is drawn towards enlightening and honest conversations around unconscious bias, white privilege, and racism, and how these often shape and inform many white spiritual communities.
Alvin is also passionate about helping others who struggle with anxiety and depression, sharing his insights and experiences through his writing, speaking, coaching, as well as his music.