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VSB Events: Panama Jackson at CBC ALC Fatherhood Panel || DC “Very Smart Brothas” Pilot Screening Information!

Just some information about upcoming events involving VSB.

This Thursday, September 19th, Panama Jackson will be a guest speaker in a conversation entitled “Black Men Reclaming Fatherhood” sponsored by Congressman Danny Davis and Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton. See the flyer below for time and location information should you be in town or at the CBC ALC and feel like stopping by.

BlackMenReclaimingFatherhood

Also, the DC Screening of the “Very Smart Brothas” Pilot will take place Thursday, October 3, 2013, from 7-9pm. It will happen at Busboys & Poets and will be via RSVP only. Because Busboys has a very limited seating we can’t just make it open to the public but for the folks in DC we will have a limited amount of seating available. The EVENTBRITE will be available on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th. It will be first come, first served. We look forward to seeing and celebrating with you all. Anyway, Save the Date.

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  • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

    Hey, PJ, do you feel awkward using your pseudonym at events like this fatherhood summit?

    • panamajackson

      No. They contacted me as Panama Jackson. That’s the reason I’m even involved.

      • http://commentarybyvalentina.wordpress.com/ Val

        Good luck with it. Sounds interesting.

        • Teka

          Hi, Mr. Panama, how are you? I am a Converged Communications major at FSCJ and I came across your blog by accident (faith) and read some of your articles. I must say your blogs are very real and its what needed to connect and maintain simple but effective communication within this burgeoning social media. As far as your upcoming feed, I will definitely try to tune in and pass along your info to my classmates.

          • panamajackson

            Thanks so much!

  • Axle

    Is this event open to the public? hope so! would love to attend!

    • Axle

      the fatherhood event, i meant

    • panamajackson

      I think you have to register for the conference to attend. I’m not completely sure but I’m pretty sure.

  • joebmore

    Looks like it is going to be an interesting discussion. But I hope the topic of teenage pregnancy comes up. Whenever these discussions about 70% OOW births comes up. People forget to acknowledge that Black girls have the youngest first time average age for mothers -21. So a lot of these children are born to children. So of course they aren’t going to be married.

    Also. There doesn’t seem to be a real structure in place to teach fatherhood. The most influence men in these boys lives seem to be their sports coach or the local neighborhood player. You would hope that the Church would be that foundation. But sometimes the Churches are the worst places in the neighborhood.