PULSE: Black Masculinity, Arts, Music & Social Change

PULSE: Black Masculinity, Arts, Music & Social Change
Event on 2017-09-15 18:00:00
ABOUT PULSE (Panel & Music Performance) From Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?”, John Legend’s “Glory”, and Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” to Common’s “Black America Again”, and John Singleton’s “Boyz In the Hood”, these men and their creative work have helped to liberate, educate, empower, unite and heal communities of color. However, corrupted societal messaging, attitudes and media imagery have all attacked the soul, strength and creative integrity of black boys and men to something more fearful, aggressive and less valuable. With a large percentage of black boys and men succeeding in the arts, music, and entertainment fields, there seems to be underlying connections between the interrogation of black masculinity, being an artist/musician, telling one’s truth and uplifting underserved communities.    Join us for a panel discussion as we hear from Boston male artists, musicians and creative entrepreneurs discuss their ability to redefine black masculinity, and use their creative work to engage diverse audiences, shift culture and/or contribute to social movements across Greater Boston.   Tentative Program Schedule 5:30pm – Doors open  6:00pm - 6:05pm: Welcoming remarks  6:05pm – 6:25pm: Performance  6:30pm - 7:30pm: Panel Discussion  7:35pm - 7:50pm:  Q&A  7:50pm – 8:00pm: Closing remarks  Free street parking | Complimentary light bites All Ages Event | Groups of 10 package available (email info@bamsfest.org) This event is generously supported by the Boston Cultural Council and The Boston Foundation

at Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington Street
Boston, United States

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