2024 TEDx Morehouse College Friday March 22 Friday March 22 Friday March 22

Shawn Walton

Urban Architect, Social Entrepreneur, Educator

Shawn Walton is an Morehouse College alumnus and an Atlanta native that currently resides in the first-planned African American community, Ashview Heights. As a social entrepreneur and urban architect Shawn founded the co-op bike shop that provides access to bicycles, fresh local produce, and agricultural education to the youth and low-income residents in the Atlanta West End community. He uses his platform to inspire and motivate people to want better for themselves and their environment through art, institution, culture, communications, and activism. Notably, he’s been featured on several campaigns to expose the resources available in these economically challenged areas. Walton’s passion is anchored in changing the dynamics of this urban community via diminishing food deserts, enhancing cooperative economics, and the acquisition of land ownership.