CEO Kenneth Braswell Will Be Joined by Local Atlanta Faith Leaders (Black and White) to Have a Transparent and Courageous Open Conversation
ATLANTA (May 27, 2020)—May is Mental Health Awareness Month and another reminder for African Americans, their mental health is in a constant state of threat. The horrific incident of Ahmaud Arbery and now George Floyd in Minneapolis, followed by other hashtags and racist offenses against Black people with accompanying trauma inflicted through viral video on top of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn has negatively affected many people’s mental health and created new barriers for people already suffering from mental illness. On Friday, May 29th at 8 pm Kenneth Braswell, CEO of Fathers Incorporated will host “Race and the Voice of Faith” , the 2nd Facebook Live series addressing race in recent weeks (the first one was Fatherhood & Racism) that have brought together black and white men in the name of “fatherhood” to have open and honest conversations tackling race in America. This is an open forum and the public is invited to attend www.facebook.com/kenneth.braswell.
Braswell will be joined by Bishop Darren A. Ferguson (Bethel Baptist Church, NJ), Pastor Don McLaughlin (North Atlanta Church), Pastor Roy T. Barrett (Discover Life Church, Atlanta) and Darrin Gray (Athletes in Action Sports Ministry, FL).
Following the Freddie Gray indictments in Baltimore in 2016, Braswell penned two children’s books that help parents, educators and librarians around the world explain simple ways to talk to children about race, justice, and privilege in “Daddy Can I Cry?” and “Daddy There’s a Noise Outside”. Braswell explains, “Over the past few years, it is sadly evident we still have a great deal of work to do to heal racial issues in our society. As a father, I believe it is critical to be able to talk with other fathers about sensitive topics such as race and explore ways we can heal together in our communities. There is a simple solution, transparent and authentic conversation.
Kenneth Braswell is available for interviews discussing this subject matter and recently released a COV19-19 coparenting resource guide offering tips and strategies to parent during a crisis.