A Wellness Celebration
for the Autonomous BLACK MAN
Virtual Docu-Discussions and Safely Activated Spaces
JUNETEENTH WEEK 2021
Online and Onsite throughout EAST PARKSIDE in WEST PHILADELPHIA
You Are Invited to Save the Dates of June 18th through the 25th. Join us for a Week of Virtual Docu - discussions about Peace, Wellness, Unity, Awareness, Mental Health & Healing for the EMPOWERMENT and SUPPORT of
Find our talks online at: https://www.facebook.com/centennypark/
To AMPLIFY the voices of Black Men - candidly, without filter, and unapologetically through real talks and conversations with peers and organizations.
To FORTIFY, validate and 'exactify' the greatness of African American Men by assisting through action initiatives and resourcing to rediscover what lies within.
To CELEBRATE what makes our BROTHERS of COLOR unique and valuable.
Virtual pre-recorded and on-site conversations throughout the week of Juneteenth. Hear thoughts and gain insight through stories and wisdom from respected Black Male educators, activists, neighbors, youth, and community leaders shared via various social media platforms and scheduled community site locations.
Parkside is West Philly STRONG
No Foul, No Fear Focus Discussion Group for Young Black Men (pictured) United They Stand.
12 Fearless Voices who Inspired the Centennial Parkside CDC BLACK MAN'S CONFERENCE
The Black Man's Conference was conceived by a group of young African American Men from the Parkside and greater West Philadelphia community who formed "No Foul, No Fear" focus group. This intentional safe space of autonomy for Black Male expression was necessitated after the killing of George Floyd and the social unrest of riots and violence throughout the City. This group wanted to find a constructive way to channel their frustrations by fostering positive change within their own neighborhoods.
Centennial Parkside Community Development Corporation respects and adheres to all public safety guidelines and regulations.
The American Account of
Do you know why Black folks celebrate Juneteenth each year on June 19th ? It's because on the date of June 19th, 1865 Civil War soldiers rode into (Galveston) Texas with news that the war had ended and that all enslaved were FREE.
...this news however was brought two and a half years after President Abe Lincoln had signed the Emancipation Proclamation ...
hmmm ... go figure.
Please read: "Why Juneteenth Matters"
by Jamelle Bouie New York Times
Turn On and Tune In during Juneteenth Week 2021
Visit the BMC schedule section on the menu bar for more information about on-site safely spaced FAMILY GUMBO MIX activities on Saturday Juneteenth 19th and the June 20th Spirit Sunday Sunrise Yoga and Historical Community Walk !
Really. Ask us anything.