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Raising Black Boys: An Ongoing Conversation

Raising Black Boys: An Ongoing Conversation

The Cradle’s Our Children initiative launched in February of 2016 with the “Raising Black Boys” roundtable, here in Chicago. On that night, more than 200 adoptive parents and advocates for children gathered to hear a distinguished panel of Black men share their deeply personal stories about growing up in a society that is far from color-blind.

To bring the insights and information gleaned from the roundtable to the entire country, The Cradle and AdoptionLearningPartners.org sponsored a webcast on May 5 with a moderated panel addressing the same challenging question: How do we raise young African American boys to become strong and confident men in a culture that can be dangerous, demeaning or damaging to them? Hundreds of families from across the country tuned in that night to listen to our three esteemed panelists.

We are excited to continue the conversation with our Raising Black Boys Roundtable: Revisited. On Thursday, February 20, 2020 in partnership with Loyola University Chicago - Loyola School of Law, we will host our second Raising Black Boys Roundtable. This roundtable will take place on at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00p.m. To register please click here.