Book Son of a Dream Today
Son of a Dream multimedia resources are culturally relevant and impactful tools rooted in social justice. We used documentary films and books to engage, educate, enrich & empower youth, families, and professionals. We explore complex issues that shape the person in the environment, particularly the impact on youth development and the family system. Schools, government agencies, youth programs, churches, professional conferences, as well as colleges/universities have utilized our work for lectures, professional development training, youth development programming, and community empowerment. Primary themes include trauma; positive youth development, family enhancement; community-based programming; policy solutions, and more.
SCREENINGS AND BOOK TALKS
“Live Young Blood”
Film & Discussion Synopsis: Live Young Blood takes a rare look at efforts to combat community violence. From practitioners to community activists, this film presents an array of perspectives that explore the traumatic impact of violence and preventative measures. Participants will learn how community-based initiatives and youth programs can help develop resiliency among youth, reduce risk factors, and more.
“For Him I Will”
Film & Discussion Synopsis: For Him I Will offers critical insight into Black motherhood like never before as three parents share their unique experiences raising boys. This film challenges misconceptions of Black families while each mom explains how they supported the well-being and healthy development of their sons. Participants will learn the importance of challenging stereotypes of single-Black motherhood and strength-based approaches to supporting Black mothers and sons.
“Free Young Blood: Combating the Mass Incarceration of Black Males”
Film & Discussion Synopsis: Free Young Blood examines the systemic racism in the criminal justice system and how it disproportionately impacts Black men. The film features policy advocates, lawmakers, and community leaders wrestling with ways to reform the current system and support Black men impacted. Participants will gain insight into how mass incarceration has affected Black men, families, and communities.
“100! Real Talk for Our Boys”
Book Talk Synopsis: 100! Real Talk for Our Boys is a hard-hitting collection of personal essays and poems aimed to engage African-American male youth around critical issues impacting their world. Intimate and honest, youth advocate Bobby Marvin Holmes shares life lessons on Black identity, bullying, forgiveness, and more.