“Healing Generations” – Boys and Men of Color Summit

The Boys and Men of Color Summit will support President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative. Photo from AP.

The Boys and Men of Color Summit will support President Obama's My Brother's Keeper initiative. Photo from AP.

In support of President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper initiative that will help young men of color stay on track and gain opportunities to reach their full potential, the Alliance for Boys and Men of Color is presenting its fourth annual Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) Summit: Healing Generations, April 10-12.

The Alliance has partnered with the California Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men of Color to engage the community in a hearing on how to reduce disparities among young men of color. It will address topics such as health, educational equity, juvenile justice, and workforce development.

Both local and state experts will speak to what policies have been most effective for Latino and African American boys and young men. The hearing will also give youth the opportunity to voice their concerns about the success of current systems targeted to boys and men of color, and how to best connect young people to jobs and other opportunities.

“It is imperative that we have this gathering. For the first time, we have the Select Committee hearing to promote healthier outcomes [for young men of color],” said Sammy Nunez, Executive Director of Fathers & Families of San Joaquin, a member organization with the Alliance recognized by the White House as a successful model for young men of color.

“It’s really about healing the community,” he said.

The hearing will be held on Thursday, April 10 from 8 a.m. to noon at Health Plan of San Joaquin, 7751 S. Manthey Road in French Camp.

The 3-day event will also include a “Hip Hopera” open mic, workshops, and a 5K Heart and Spirit Run

For more information or to register for the Boys and Men of Color Summit, contact Caly Chhin at (209) 941-0701.

 

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