Pulse: Black Masculinity, Arts, Music & Social Change

September 15, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Codman Square Health Center
637 Washington St
Dorchester Center
MA 02124

ABOUT PULSE (Panel & Music Performance)

From Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On?”, John Legend’s “Glory”, and Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” to Common’s “Black America Again”, and John Singleton’s “Boyz In the Hood”, these men and their creative work have helped to liberate, educate, empower, unite and heal communities of color. However, corrupted societal messaging, attitudes and media imagery have all attacked the soul, strength and creative integrity of black boys and men to something more fearful, aggressive and less valuable. With a large percentage of black boys and men succeeding in the arts, music, and entertainment fields, there seems to be underlying connections between the interrogation of black masculinity, being an artist/musician, telling one’s truth and uplifting underserved communities.

Join us for a panel discussion as we hear from Boston male artists, musicians and creative entrepreneurs discuss their ability to redefine black masculinity, and use their creative work to engage diverse audiences, shift culture and/or contribute to social movements across Greater Boston.


5:30pm – Doors open

6:00pm – 6:30pm: Welcome Remarks and Opening Performance by Boston’s own LATRELL JAMES

6:30pm – 7:30pm: Panel Discussion

7:30pm – 8:00pm: Q&A

8:00pm -8:30pm: Networking Session and closing remarks.

Free street parking | Complimentary light bites

All Ages Event | Groups of 10 package available (email [email protected])

This event is supported by Codman Square Health Center, the Boston Cultural Council, The Boston Foundation, and Silver Lining Mentoring