On August 20, 2020, native Baltimorean, New York Times bestselling author, and CEO of the Robinhood Foundation, Wes Moore, moderates a discussion about disrupting systemic barriers inhibiting the success of Boys and Young Men of Color. Wes is joined by three influential Baltimore son, New York Times bestselling author and Editor at Large of Salon, D.Watkins, award winning poet and artist Kondwani Fidel, and two time Time Magazine cover photographer and Gordon Park Foundation Fellow, Devin Allen.
The death of George Floyd and others are reminders of the persistent systemic oppression that inhibits boys and young men of color in their reach to succeed—and in some cases, their ability to breathe. Together, boys and men of color must work together to identify and advocate for the solutions that will save their lives.
MBK Baltimore, in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Children & Family Success, hosted You Matter: A Virtual Conversation Series Between Boys and Men of Color. You Matter provides a space for youth and men of color to identify strategies and actions we can execute together to better our lives and our communities.