As a Black man at the age of 42, recently I have been thinking about the ways fear has shown up in my life and sometimes how these fears keep me from the type of connection that I yearn, whether the connection is with other Black men in authentic friendships, connection with women in platonic and or romantic relationships, but most importantly asking the question how does these fears keep me from truly connecting with myself in ways that offer true growth and moving me away from stagnation.
This month of February Sunday Dinner will be looking at the fear that Black men experience and what are the impacts of these fears. It was suggested by another Black father that we use the Kendrick Lamar, song Fear, in which Kendrick raps about the fears he felt at various ages in his life and I have decided to use this topic of fear between the ages 7, 17, 27 and 37 as the theme for this upcoming Sunday Dinner, taking place on Sunday, February, 27th 2022 from 5pm to 8pm (Est.)
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What is Sunday Dinner
Black Daddies Club co-presents Sunday Dinners is an online conversation series, that is held once a month on Sundays, from 5pm to 8pm (eastern time) and will take place on the zoom platform. The idea behind the virtual series is the intersections of food, conversations, and healing. The importance of gathering as Black people for Sunday Dinners resonates with many African and Black people from across the diaspora. The purpose of the Sunday Dinner gatherings is for Black men to have cross border conversations with other Black men from various entry points to explore our similarities and differences as Black men. Using large rooms and breakout rooms on the zoom platform we will have conversations about strategies and learnings for Black men navigating Anti-Black racism in the territories that they live. This online conversation series is for Black men who identify as cis-gendered, heterosexual, trans-men, gay, bi-sexual, mixed race, living with a disability or non-binary Black men; as long as you identify as a Black man the Sunday Dinner space is for you.