Historical Black History Day: City of Dallas to host â€œLove for a Black Brothaâ€ Educational Symposium, February 17,Â 2012
10,000 Strong as One will kick off “Love for a Black Brotha,” an educational symposium, at the news conference. Invited guests include local community leaders, educators and artists.
Dallas, TX (BlackNews.com) — The city of Dallas will become the first city to host a powerful educational symposium called “Love for a Black Brotha” – a historical new holiday to uplift education, love and honor. The program utilizes the history of Black men of the past to the present, to connect with today’s African American boys by using a strategy of mirroring, founded by Sistah Shabazz.
The actual event will be held on Friday, February 17, 2012, 11am – 9:30pm, at the African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210 (In Fair Park). An honorary ceremony at noon will also be held to honor Dr. Robinson, John Wiley Price, Minister Louis Farrakhan, Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson and others.
Nationally certified school psychologist, Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson, will present a highly acclaimed educational workshop from 2pm – 3:30pm for Dallas ISD educators and community educators. The theme is “Changing Behavior Without Drugs: Effective Behavior Modification Strategies for the Classroom & Home and Navigating the World of Special Education Successful Tips & Strategies for Parents.”
10,000 Strong as One created this day to inspire and educate families on the importance of how Love is an inspiration to education.
Love for a Black Brotha Day will feature a consortium of Black businesses working as one: Vendors, Dallas’ Bandan Koro: African Dance and Drum Ensemble, Love Expressions, Health Services, Righteous Foods, Town Hall Meeting for Brothas Only.
$10 donation, www.loveforablackbrotha.com / Door
ITINERARY FOR FEBRUARY 17, 2012
11:00am Museum Tour
12:00pm Luncheon & Noon Honor Ceremony
2:00-3:30pm (1.5 hours Educational Workshop for Educator)
Part 2 – Community Festival @ African American Museum 3536 Grand Ave. Dallas, TX 75210 (In Fair Park)
4:00pm Doors Open â€“ Introduction of Vendors
6:00pm Welcome, Mission – Jam Session
6:30pm Opening, Award acknowledgement and Introduction of guest speaker
7:00pm Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson
8:15pm Love Expressions
8:30pm Talk It Out (Brothas Only)
9:30pm Love Dance
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Press Conference will be held February 14, 2012 at 11am at the African American Museum, 3536 Grand Ave, Dallas, TX 75210 (In Fair Park)