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4th Annual Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) Summit-“Healing Generations”

Fathers & Families of San Joaquin (FFSJ) will host the 4th Annual Boys and Men of Color (BMoC) “Healing Generations” Summit, Thursday April 10 through Saturday, April 12, 2014. The summit is significant in that it will highlight the frontline work of the San Joaquin County Alliance site and will leverage political capital towards the advancement of the local agenda to improve life and health outcomes of boys and men of color.

The Stockton BMoC Summit has established itself as a coveted platform to discuss the most pressing social issues of our day as they play out in the lives of our local boys and men of color. Disparities in life and health outcomes are most prominent here where young people ages 10 to 24 suffer a murder rate that leads all other California counties at 21.29 per 100,000 - nearly three times the state’s overall rate of 7.87 per 100,000 for this age group. Of the homicides that occurred in the last 28 years, 72% were boys and men of color in San Joaquin County; 92% were boys and men of color in the city of Stockton. Highlighting Stockton’s pivotal position in the fight for social justice and racial equity, the San Joaquin County Alliance for BMoC will be hosting a Boys and Men of Color Legislative Select Committee Hearing on the first day of the Summit on April 10th, followed by a Youth Summit and a Heart and Spirit Run.

Day 1: BMoC Select Hearing Committee: Thursday, April 10th, 2014 from 8-12pm at Health Plan of San Joaquin, 7751 S. Manthey Rd, French Camp, CA 95231. The Select Hearing Committee will convene with legislative members of the Assembly Select Committee on the Status of Boys and Men Color. The hearing will address pressing topics pertaining to health, educational equity, juvenile justice and workforce development.

Day 2: BMoC Summit: Friday, April 11th, 2014 from 9-4 pm, at University of the Pacific - Grace Covell Hall, 3601 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA 95211. The BMoC summit will focus on developing critical thought and direct action among youth and community leaders to shape and implement the agenda set forth among BMoC initiatives.

Day 3: Heart & Spirit Run: Saturday, April 12, 2014 starting at 6 am at Fathers & Families Youth and Family Empowerment Center, 338 E. Market St, Stockton, CA 95202. The summit will close with the Heart & Spirit Run through the downtown area to honor victims of violence in the Stockton community.

For questions regarding our 2014 BMoC Healing Generations Summit, please contact us at (209) 941- 0701. Fathers & Families of San Joaquin looks forward to working with our youth and community leaders to enhance the quality of life and create safer communities.

 

 

 

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