For Immediate Release
Lee McDonald, The Renaissance Group
Phone: (301) 856-8273
EMPOWERING SINGLE MOTHERS RAISING MALE CHILDREN
Baltimore, MD, February 9, 2009 -- On Saturday, April 18, 2009 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. the Urban Leadership Institute, Heal Women, Heal a Nation, Residential After School Programs & the Institute for Interactive Instruction along with several community partners will host the Raising Him Alone Campaign Kick Off. The kick off is part of a larger conference focused on empowering women. The Urban Leadership Institute partnered with Heal a Women, Heal a Nation (www.partofthecure.org) joined forces to provide an exciting opportunity for women in Baltimore, MD.
The Raising Him Alone campaign is designed to provide support and advocacy for single mothers raising boys. At a time when so much energy is focused on African American males, it is critical that we do a better job engaging parents around the unique challenges that face boys being raised by single parents. Raising Him Alone (www.raisinghimalone.com) focuses on creating a safe space for single mothers to discuss parenting strategies, personal development, managing finances on a single income and a variety of other topics determined by single mothers.
The campaign kickoff will be held at Coppin State University, 35 West North Ave Baltimore, MD 21216 featuring a full day of workshops hosted by Heal a Woman, Heal a Nation. Raising Him Alone will host a separate workshop track for single mothers raising boys featuring an exciting panel of celebrity mothers who have raised highly successful sons.
Panelist includes: Dr. Brenda Greene, Professor at Medgar Evers College and mother of Talib Kweli, Dr. Mahalia Hines, Retired Chicago Public School Principal and mother of actor/rapper Common and Sheron "Umi' Smith, mother of Grammy Nominated actor and rapper Mos Def. The panel will be hosted by mother/actress/comedienne Meshelle.
Other featured speakers include: Cassandra Mack, author The Single Mom's Little Book of Wisdom, Dr. Melva Green, Psychiatrist, Stacie Price, Visionary Financial Strategies, Inc., Darlene Brown, Divine Empowerment, Richard Rowe, African American Male Leadership Institute and Adeyemi Bandale, Men on the Move.
Additionally, the kickoff will feature a resource fair full of organizations dedicated to serving mothers and sons.
For more information on Raising Him Alone and to register for the conference, visit www.raisinghimalone.com
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