On July 9, 2020, activist, youth advocate, and native son of Baltimore Carmichael "Stokey" Cannady, leads a conversation about effective strategies to activate Baltimore's boys and young men of color (bymoc) as creators and implementers of solutions that disrupt barriers of BYMOC success. Stokey is joined by local community leaders and and youth working daily to build community and self despite the barriers they face. 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.