HEAVY Circle: Uplifting Black Masculinity
An open conversation between Black men of multiple generations and backgrounds, discussing their experiences of education and mental health, their hopes and ambitions.
Join us for this online event, that seeks to nurture growth and facilitate safe spaces for male vulnerability, cultural expression and the passing on of gained wisdom. The roundtable conversation will feature guest speakers Dr Kumar Birch, Kio Briggs, Alain ‘Fusion’ Clapham, Cordell Johnson and Michael Lawson-Falomo.
In a time of increasing loneliness, uncertainty and isolation, statistically, young Black and mixed raced boys are the worst hit in this pandemic. It’s not enough to be anti-racist; it’s time to open up spaces to celebrate Black and mixed race voices and their stories, in order to normalise conversations around male vulnerability, strength, creativity and mindfulness.
The conversation will be followed by a live Q&A with the audience. Open to all.
Produced and Curated by Gifted, By Nature
Co-Produced by Renaissance Studios
In collaboration with Autograph ABP
DOP: Johan Flybring
Tonight’s event has been partially funded and supported by Autograph ABP as part of their Open Call. We’d like to give thanks to Arts Council England and the Cultural Recovery Fund for their support of Autograph’s programme.