Join us Monday mornings as we Connect, Share and Celebrate each other! Bring your full, authentic self to a community where you can be seen, heard, loved and valued. We create and hold brave space as we laugh, learn, and lean into each other for honest conversations and healing.Weekly Topics in our Series:Explore our Racial Identity, Stories, Culture and AspirationsFinding your Voice and Speaking your TruthShattering Stereotypes and Dissecting Lies.Self-Image and Self-WorthLaugh – Learn – LeadEngagement – Encouragement – EmpowermentMaterials Provided: One of the books we will be reading together throughout our series is The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Life by Kevin Powell found on Amazon. (see below) E.S.C.A.P.E. e-Journal from The Root Of Us*Other books to consider for your library are . .Letters to a Young Brother: Manifest Your Destiny by Hill Harper The King Inside: Practical Advice for Young African-American Males by Dr. Angelise M Rouse The Black Male Handbook: A Blueprint for Lifeby Kevin Powell (Author), Hill Harper (Foreword)Author and activist Kevin Powell and contributors deliver an essential collection of essays for Black men at all stages of their lives on surviving and thriving in an unjust world.The Black Male Handbook answers a collective hunger for new direction, fresh solutions to old problems, and a different kind of conversation—man-to-man and with Black male voices, all from the hip hop generation. The book tackles issues related to political, practical, cultural, and spiritual matters, and ending violence against women and girls.The book also features an appendix filled with useful readings, advice, and resources. The Black Male Handbook is a blueprint for those aspiring to thrive against the odds in America today.This is a must-have book, not only for Black male readers, but the women who befriend, parent, partner, and love them.