'Raising Our Black Boys'

Six-Week Book Discussion Continues through Feb. 25

“Raising Our Black Boys,” a six-week book discussion group for women and men, began Thursday, Jan. 21. Presented by Mothers Offering Youth Opportunity (MOYO), discussions focus on two books by Dr. Jawanza Kunjufu: “Countering the Conspiracy to Destroy Black Boys” and “Raising Black Boys.”

All meetings are scheduled to be held from 10 a.m. to noon Thursdays, Jan. 21 through Feb. 25, at Mary Nelson’s Youth Center, 2849 S. Salina St., Syracuse.

Topics each week are:

Jan. 21:  The “Problem” with Black Boys

Jan. 28: The Fourth Grade Failure Syndrome:  Black Boys and Education

Feb. 4: Where Are Our Men? The Role of Fathers and Mentors in the Lives of Black Boys

Feb. 11:  Black Mothers Raising Black Boys Alone

Feb. 18:  Countering the School to Prison Pipeline

Feb. 25: Developing Positive Self-Images for Black Boys

Snacks and light refreshments will be served. Space is limited; pre-registration strongly encouraged. To learn more, call (315) 422-5690. If you have any questions and/or to enroll, e-mail moyomama@gmail.com. Free books will be provided for the first 10 participants to sign up.