Fatherhood Council Discusses ‘Privilege’ and ‘Rights’

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Leshawn Holcomb (center) leads the discussion group at the Fatherhood Council. Photo by Godfrey Lee.

The Marin City Fatherhood Council held their regular breakfast meeting at the First Missionary Baptist Church in Marin City on Sept. 21.
About 20 men and youth met and ate breakfast together.
Leshawn Holcomb later led a discussion on the difference between ‘privilege’ and ‘right’ and what it may mean in their lives.

‘Privilege’ was described as a special right, advantage, or immunity granted or given access to a particular person or group.
A ‘right’ was defined as a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something or to act in a certain way, such as obtaining an education.

The group determined that individuals bear responsability for their priveleges and rights and for holding others accountable for their privileges and rights.
The Fatherhood Council is a voluntary association of men who are motivated by their deep concern and regard for the well-being of our youth.

Their purpose is to promote responsible fatherhood and strong communities by supporting a measurable increase in fathers’ involvement with their children and family activities. They wish to see youth develop healthy self-images and “excel academically at every level”
The council is focused on promoting responsible fatherhood in a strong community, improving the students’ scholastic achievements, supporting youth through mentoring initiatives, and having a consistent presence in the lives of the youth in this community.
The Fatherhood Council will meet on the third Saturday of the month until July 18, 2020.
For more information, call (415) 332-2826. Or go to http://www.fmbc4christ.org/outreach/

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