Saving Our Sons – Common’s/Talib’s/Mos’ moms speak

Passing along this event for the NY’ers.

SOS

Saving Our Sons

Presented by the Eagle Academy for Young Men & the Urban Assembly Academy of History & Citizenship for Young Men

Saturday, July 11, 2009

10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Eagle Academy for Young Men
244 East 163rd Street (between Sherman and Grant Avenues)

Bronx, New York

Free! No reservations required.

Don’t miss Saving Our Sons! This free community event is open to everyone who is concerned about the educational crisis facing young men of color and wants to make a difference! Learn strategies for helping our young men achieve academic, professional, and social success. This event is for EVERYONE – parents, grandparents, educators, mentors and concerned citizens because real change can only happen when an entire community is informed and engaged.

Savings Our Sons will include a presentation of Raising Him Alone – a panel discussion featuring prominent women who have successfully raised their sons alone. Their sons are now internationally known celebrities. Participants on this panel include Dr. Mahalia A. Hines (mother of rapper and actor Common), Dr. Brenda Greene (mother of rapper and activist Talib Kweli) and Sheron Smith (mother of Grammy nominated actor and rapper Mos Def). Saving our Sons will be moderated by MESHELLE: The Indie-Mom of Comedy (as seen on Nickelodeon’s Search for the Funniest Mom in America 3).

Plus Workshops, Celebrity Guests, Prizes and More!

For additional information, call 212-777-7070. Free event! No reservations required.

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