A Day of Planning and Organizing:
If "Occupy Wall Street" can be organized and executed in 3 days and if the Arab Spring can be launched in 4 days, how many days will it take for Black men to take control of the destiny of Black people in America and around the world?
A Campaign for Black Male
Achievement, Improvement and Action
Rumble Young Man, Rumble!
Saturday, November 12, 2011
9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Your City, Your Space, Your Leadership
In 25 cities across America, Black males are being called to plan for and organize for Achievement, Improvement and Action for Black men in America. In each city, 25 men from 25 organizations will meet for 6 hours and then engage in an key actions to improve their communities and our country. These solutions and actions will be shared with men and organizations throughout America.
One of the key features of this day will be a 10-city video conference role call introducing 250 Black men who are doing the work to each other and to America.
Call 773.285.9600 for more information or to register your city with The Black Star Project, USA.
Each session in each city will:
Contribute to a national solution on the issues of Black men
Create a clearing house of Black male achievement, improvement and action organizations in that city
Connect the people of that city to Black male improvement and achievement agencies in that city
Connect the work of Black male improvement and achievement organizations in other cities across America
Connect men and elders with youth and women in their communities
Get Black men into action improving their children, families, communities and cities
Chronicle achievement and improvement of Black men and Black people in your community and across the county
Seek funding and resources to support organizations doing this work
Planning the Day:
Choose a Theme
Choose a Space
Choose a Day
Choose a Facilitator/Moderator
Choose a Scribe/Recorder
Choose an Action
Choose 25 participants
Choose a Keynote Speaker or Expert Panel
Choose Youth Participants or Women Partners
Choose a Date for Next Meeting
Themes and Topics for Black men to choose for their session/city:
1) Globalization and Black Men
2) Entrepreneurship/Economics/Business/Personal Finance and Black Men
3) Health/Nutrition/Emotional Wellness and Black Men
4) Education and Black Men
5) Relationships - Male/Male - Male/Female - Young/Old - Light Skin/Dark Skin -Black Men and Other Races/Ethnicities
6) Crime, Incarceration, the New Jim Crow and Black Men
7) Strengthening Families, Building Communities and Creating Institutions and Black Men
8) Mentoring, Networking and Black Men
9) Fatherhood, Father Absence and Black Men
10) Spirituality, Religiosity, Faith and Black Men
11) History, Culture and Black Men
12) Other Themes
"Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!
Your hands can't hit what your eyes can't see!
Rumble young man, rumble!"