Apr 8, 2015 | 6:00pm–8:00pm EDT Past Event

Building Brotherhood: Engaging Males of Color: Launch Event and Reception

In 2014, President Barack Obama issued a challenge to communities around the country, to find meaningful ways to “improve the odds for boys and men of color.”

Building Brotherhood: Engaging Males of Color is a citywide public art project inspired by the President’s challenge. Join us at our celebratory launch event to discuss current issues faced by men and boys of color throughout Philadelphia, as well as ways to inspire personal strength and community resiliency.

Event Highlights

Launch event will feature performances by Greg Corbin, Director, and Alex Santiago, alumni, of the Philly Youth Poetry Movement followed by a live panel discussion with Solomon Jones and Michael Days of the Philadelphia Daily News, artists Willis “Nomo” Humphrey and Keir Johnston of Amber Art & Design Collective, Hector Ayala, President and CEO of Hispanic Community Counseling Services, Thoai Nguyen, CEO of SEAMAAC, and facilitator Chad Dion Lassiter, co-founder and president of the Black Men at Penn School of Social Work, Inc.

This event is free to the public. For more information or to RSVP, contact Laure E. Biron, Mural Arts Porch Light Program Director, at laure.biron@muralarts.org or 215-685-0739.

Visit muralarts.org to learn more about Building Brotherhood: Engaging Males of Color and upcoming programming, including community town hall meetings, art workshops, paint days, and performances.



RSVP: info@muralarts.org | 215 685 0750