Black People : Let Us Make Man to host- “HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER”

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    For Immediate Release

    May 17, 2007

    Let Us Make Man to host

    “HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER”

    Father-Son Breakfast & Family Outdoor Theatre at

    The Beach at Clayton County International Park June 16th

    This FREE event will be the largest Father’s Day Weekend gathering in metro Atlanta



    3 Big Events 1 Day 1 Location!



    ATLANTA – Building on the success of its inaugural gathering of men and youth from across the region in February, LET US MAKE MAN – an organization of leaders in metro Atlanta’s religious, civic and political community – will come together again for a father-son breakfast and outdoor family gathering on June 16th at The Beach at Clayton County International Park, 2300 Highway 138 SE, in Clayton County, Georgia.



    The FREE event is entitled “HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER” Father-Son Breakfast & Family Outdoor Theatre. Registration is required. To register go to: http://www.letusmak eman.net/ or call the automated registration line at: 404-622-3660


    With nearly 1,000 people expected to attend, the June 16th event will be the largest Father’s Day Weekend gathering of its kind in metro Atlanta.



    The weekend will have three major components:



    1. “HE AIN’T HEAVY, HE’S MY BROTHER” Father and Son Breakfast (for men and boys only)

    The event will start at 7 a.m. with a breakfast for 500 fathers and sons and male mentors and protégés only. The group will also participate in an academic quiz bowl and special field day activities. The breakfast will take place at the VIP Complex.








    2. Black Woman’s Guide to Raising a Black Son Breakout Session (for women only)

    · There will be a separate breakout session and breakfast at 7 a.m. for mothers who are bringing their sons. Also, mothers will engage in a half-day training on raising a black son, facilitated by leading professionals in the fields of youth development, psychology, education and social organization.



    3. Community Family Theatre (for the entire family)

    At 6 p.m. all family members are invited to enjoy the showing of “The Pursuit of Happyness,” on an outdoor big screen. Attendees are encouraged to pack a picnic basket and bring the entire family out to this big event. (No alcoholic beverages will be allowed inside the park)


    Organizers say the response to their mission continues to grow. That mission is to foster an improved accountability among a new generation of African American men.



    “It’s hard to put into the words the joy and excitement we felt after the February gathering to “Reclaim Black Manhood,” said the Rev. Derrick Rice of Atlanta’s Sankofa United Church of Christ. “We had more than 600 people in attendance at Atlanta Technical College to learn how we can begin changing the way African American men see and interact with one another, the way African American men operate in our community and the way African American men hold each other accountable.”



    Organizers are anticipating approximately 1,000 people to attend its June 16th event.



    “As always our goal is to provide our men and women with a tool to take back to the community for positive change individually and collectively,” said Atlanta attorney Mawuli Mel Davis. “It appears that the Black community is not allowed to have a set of standards that are higher than that of other communities, but we must. Our goal is not only to put ideas on the table as to how to solve our problems, but to follow through with action. We have dedicated ourselves to this cause and have pulled our collective resources together to change lives.”



    Attendees are asked to REGISTER now to secure your slot at the breakfast and field day.



    To register go to: http://www.letusmak eman.net/ or call 404-622-3660 or email: [email protected] net



    For Media Interviews concerning Let Us Make Man contact Mawuli Mel Davis at 404-224-2004.

    Directions to The Beach at Clayton County International Park:

    Take Interstate 75 South to EXIT 228 (GA-138 / STOCKBRIDGE HWY)
    Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto GA-138 / STOCKBRIDGE HWY. Continue to follow GA-138.
    The Beach at Clayton County International Park is located on the left at 2300 Highway 138 East.
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