A HISTORICAL SEMINAR ON THE PROGRESSION OF AFRICAN AMERICAN MALE HOSTILITY
On December 18, 1865, the United States Congress ratifies the Thirteenth Amendment of the Constitution, this made slavery illegal throughout the country. By December 18, 2015, One-hundred and Fifty years later, recent protests around the nation suggest that many African Americans still feel restricted from the American promise of freedom. This powerful lecture, Progression of African-American Male Hostility: Five Generations of Struggle, 1865-2015 offers an anthropological explanation for why many African Americans do not feel free, and subsequently become at-risk to incarceration, gang violence, untimely death and other social ills.
Seminar participants will learn about various social classifications of the American subgroup commonly known today as “African-Americans”, be presented with an ethnic profile for each generational era from 1865 to 2015, presented with historical case studies of each generational era and presented with an anthropological commentary on each era.
PARENT EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVE
The Davidson County Juvenile Court has implemented a new program with a focus restorative justice for at-risk youth. At the forefront of this matter is public safety. It cannot be resolved by the lone endeavors of the juvenile court, but rather the collective effort of all community stakeholders. There is a unique opportunity for parent, business, faith base and non-profit collaboration in support of the Davidson County Juvenile Court’s aims.
Beginning January, 2017, Building Families and Communities (BFC) Missions Incorporated will commence with providing training to parents of children, currently or previously involved in juvenile court cases. Support services will include, but not be limited to family based counseling, general case management, referral services and advocacy. The latter will be provided for approximately two hundred and fifty parents of at-risk males referred to BFC by the Davidson County Juvenile Court.
CRIME INTERVENTION ADVOCACY CAMPAIGN
The Crime Intervention Advocacy Campaign is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, research oriented, national promotion of Building Families & Communities Missions Incorporated; aiming to foster and document innovative neighborhood efforts to ensure public safety. “BFC Institute” is the research arm for the organization. The primary vehicle of the campaign is the traveling Seminar and Workshop for Single Parents Struggling to Rear At-Risk Males. It is designed to empower parents to play an active role in proactive community engagement.
"TALK-STRAIGHT" is an online radio format, designed to assist BFC Institute in reaching a national audience. Weekly topics will focus on real issues confronting families and communities. Rev., Dr., Rueben Y. Dockery, Sr., is the host. He will engaged experts in various disciplines of study and the listening audience in provocative conversations. Additionally, this show will serve as a catalyst for sharing relevant information to our online community.