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MBK Leadership Forum - Changing the Narrative

Leadership Forum


This workshop focused on how to harness influence, influencers and the information age to drive more thoughtful, thorough, responsive, honest, and equitable discussions about narratives of boys and young men of color and their families.

Expected Outcomes

  • Viewers will have a common understanding of the definition of narrative change for BYMOC.

  • Viewers will understand the history of deficit-driven narrative for BYMOC and the efforts to counteract it.

  • Viewers will leave with specific examples and approaches to drive asset-based narrative campaigns in their communities.  

Trabian Shorters,  BMe Opens in a new tab

Rashid Shabazz,  Color of Change Opens in a new tab

Jana Babatunde-Bey,  Will & Jada Smith Family Foundation Opens in a new tab

Michael Latt,  Lead with Love Opens in a new tab

Young Leaders from  Ravensbourne/Creative Lab Cultural Exchange program Opens in a new tab:

David Armah,  MBK Yonkers Opens in a new tab

Lisa Hooper,  Creative Lab Cultural Exchange Program Opens in a new tab

Moderated by:

Mike Muse,  SiriusXM Opens in a new tab

  • Trabian_Shorters

    Trabian Shorters, BMe

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The MBK Framework

The MBK Equity Framework is a resource designed for any community looking to improve the lives of boys and young men of color and underserved youth.