Black Events : A FREE Conference Geared Toward Black Male Empowerment!

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    MARK YOUR CALENDARS
    A FREE Conference Geared Toward
    Black Male Empowerment! *
    PLEASE NOTE: Friday and Sunday programs open to
    males AND females OF ALL AGES. All day Saturday workshops are
    FOR MALES ONLY (except Saturday night event, which is open to everyone).

    "BLACK AND MALE IN AMERICA"
    A 3-Day National Conference
    Friday, June 15 - Sunday, June 17, 2007
    Brooklyn, New YorkConference Schedule

    Friday, June 15th
    "STATE OF BLACK MALES"
    A Townhall Meeting
    Doors open at 6:30PM
    Â HANSON PLACE CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    15 Hanson Place, at the corner of St. Felix
    Downtown Brooklyn in Atlantic Center area
    Â Saturday, June 16th
    BLACK MALE EMPOWERMENT WORKSHOPS
    Doors open at 9:30AM

    HANSON PLACE CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    15 Hanson Place, at the corner of St. Felix Street
    Downtown Brooklyn in Atlantic Center area
    Â Workshops for Black males 18 and over
    10AM-5PM
    Â Workshops for Black boys ages 10-17
    10AM-5PM
    Â SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT EVENT
    "HIPHOP AND MANHOOD"
    two film excerpts and a public conversation
    on the dominant culture of our times
    and its effect on young Black males
    Doors open at 7:00PM

    HANSON PLACE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
    88 Hanson Place at the corner of South Portland Avenue
    Downtown Brooklyn in Atlantic Center vicinity
    Sunday, June 17th
    A SPECIAL FATHER'S DAY PROGRAM
    Doors open at 1:30PM
    BLACK FATHERHOOD
    a short film screening and critical roundtable discussion
    HANSON PLACE SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTIST CHURCH
    88 Hanson Place at the corner of South Portland Avenue
    Downtown Brooklyn in Atlantic Center area

    TOPICS to be covered at the 3-Day National Conference:
    •  Redefining Black manhood in the 21st century
    • Physical, Emotional, and Spiritual Health and Wellness
    • Hiphop Culture vs. The Hiphop Industry
    • Stopping and Preventing Violence Against Each Other
    • Stopping and Preventing Violence Against Women and Girls
    • The importance of MENTORING Black boys and young Black men
    • What IS a Black Father? What should his role be in the family, the community?
    • The prison-industrial complex: What is it?
    • Black male-female relationships
    • Employment, Education, and the Economics of Being A Black Male
    • Bridging the Gap between the Hiphop Generation & the Civil Rights Generation
    • Depression and suicide in the Black male community
    • The role of sports and entertainment in the lives of Black males



    Community-based organizations and programs will be tabling information
    around mentoring opportunities, G.E.D. and literacy, legal aid services,
    job training and employment, and much more.
    There will also be FREE diabetes, high-blood pressure,
    HIV/AIDS and other testings for Black males at the conference.
    More details are forthcoming, as is our official website,
    www.blackandmaleina merica.org
    media inquiries are directed to
    AKILA WORKSONGS Public Relations
    718.756.8501 or kevinpowellpr@ akilaworksongs. com

    * this 3-day conference is an extension of and a follow up to the highly acclaimed
    "State of Black Men National Townhall Meetings and Workshops,"
    a 10-city tour presented by Kevin Powell in 2004

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    www.akilaworksongs. com/putonblast. html for more info.

    AKILA WORKSONGS, Inc.
    1185 Carroll Street, Brooklyn, NY
    718.756.8501 • www.akilaworksongs. com

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