Barbershop Talk Series: Respecting The Black Men Who Came Before Us
This event will build upon previous discussions of Black masculinities to support and encourage positive social outcomes for our Black communities. We will encourage Black men to share their thoughts and feelings without the sense of them being exploited in any way.
There have been moments in Black Barbershops where our Black male elders have enlightened crowds with tremendous stories. Many of us have listened to tales of who was the better basketball player, Wilt Chamberland or Bill Russell, or stories of Muhammad Ali’s amazing boxing matches. These stories shaped the understanding among many Black young men, as they were receiving firsthand information from an older Black man who lived to witness legendary moments.