'Not From This House' townhall to bring 500 fathers and sons with The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge
The Aug. 3rd event is a solution-based conversation around respecting life and ending gun violence in the community.
The 100 Black Men of Metro Baton Rouge has called for 500 fathers and sons to attend a citywide convening Wednesday, August 3, 2022, at 6pm at Glen Oaks High School. The event, called “NOT FROM THIS HOUSE” is an in-depth conversation between community leaders and Black males about solutions to the ongoing gun violence in their communities.
“Baton Rouge, like many other cities across our country, is in a state of emergency as it regards young black males and the loss of life due to an increase of senseless gun violence and access to illegal guns,” organizers stated in a news release. “One of the key elements behind this rise in gun violence is that of a fundamental lack of RESPECT FOR LIFE. It is to this perspective that we launched this call to action for men of the Baton Rouge community. Our mission (is to) share the message of respect for life.”
NOT FROM THIS HOUSE will feature special guest speakers and break-out sessions geared toward establishing solutions for ending gun violence in the community.
The Reverend Frederick Haynes III of Friendship-West Baptist Church of Dallas, Texas will be a keynote speaker. Southern University Athletic Director Roman Banks along with Southern University and A&M College Athletic Department will be joining the conversation as special guests.
The 100 will present its newest anti-violence youth program: Respect 4 Life. It is a five-module workshop series designed to engage minority youth, parents, and law enforcement professionals in a collaborative dialogue, promoting understanding, healing, and safety. The program also teaches students to cultivate a healthy respect for authority figures at home and school.
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