Washington, D.C. — In recent months, there has been a resurgence of age-old conversations about how we view black men in America. This month, CAP Senior Fellow Ben Jealous released a book, Reach: 40 Black Men Speak on Living, Leading, and Succeeding, that seeks to point the conversation in a more productive and positive direction.
Reach provides stories of black men who have built community—entrepreneurs, artists, teachers, philanthropists, and organizers who have dedicated their lives to reaching back and lifting up the next generation. From John Legend and Rev. Joseph Lowery to sneaker designers and ROTC instructors, Reach provides 40 models for what black men in America truly look like.
In its review of Reach, Publisher’s Weekly writes, “This is an energetic and inspiring collection of short essays from an eclectic group of successful African-American men. … This is a moving book that will motivate readers to join these agents of change.”
Copies of Reach will be available for purchase at the event.
This event is open to the media. Members of the press are welcome to attend by sending an RSVP to Tanya S. Arditi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday February 20th, 2015
12:00 p.m. ET – 1:30 p.m. ET
Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy, Center for American Progress
Ben Jealous, Co-Editor, Reach; Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Trabian Shorters, Co-Editor, Reach; Founder and CEO, BMe Community
Clarence Page, Syndicated Columnist, Chicago Tribune
Alex Peay, Contributor, Reach; Community Organizer
Shaka Senghor, Contributor, Reach; Author and Anti-Gang Activist
Melanie Campbell, President and CEO, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation
A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.
Members of the press are welcome to attend this event by sending an RSVP to Tanya S. Arditi at email@example.com.
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