BCNY’s annual “I Am a Man” conference explores the identity, masculinity, and empowerment of self-identifying young men of color.
This year, the Boy’s Club was joined by actor, activist, and founder of Making Kids Win, Michael K. Williams, for a screening of the HBO documentary Raised in the System, followed by a panel discussion about criminal justice reform as well as a spoken word performance by Mysonne, known as “The N.Y. General” to his fans, an independent, Bronx-based MC.
Thank you to our panelists, who shared inspiring and empowering ideas and gave us the courage to do more for our communities and our futures.
Michael K. Williams | Emmy-nominated Actor, Producer, and Founder of Making Kids Win
Dominic Dupont | Director, Making Kids Win
Dana Rachlin | Founder and President, NYC Together
Charlie A. Vargas, Esq. | Attorney-at-Law and Professor
Aron Gadson | Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, and Author of You Already Won
Sergeant Sergio De La Mota | NYPD
Eric K. Thomas | Founder & Editor-in-Chief, The Quintessential Gentleman