Come celebrate a pathbreaking new angle on the lives of African American men … As Pharrell’s “Happy” becomes an irresistible global soundtrack, President Obama pledges to be My Brother’s Keeper, and foundations invest millions of dollars into programs for Black men, The Black Man of Happiness: In Pursuit of My ‘Unalienable Right’ is a jazzy journal & unprecedented meditation that ranges in scope from Thomas Jefferson’s era to the Digital Age in search of the answer to the simple, startling question, What is a happy Black man?
Powerful, poetic essays explore one man’s journey from childhood in Southeast D.C. to adulthood as a nationally published writer, educator, and respected cultural worker in LA.
SUMMER SOLSTICE LAUNCH PARTY
Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7-9 pm
@ Ben Caldwell’s KAOS Network
4343 Leimert Park Boulevard, LA, CA 90008
Launch Party Celebration Co-presented by:
- The Black Man of Happiness Project
- Abel Salas and Brooklyn & Boyle
- Ben Caldwell’s KAOS Network
- Anansi Writers Workshop @ The World Stage
- Cynthia Campoy Brophy, Executive Director, ArtworxLA
- Linda Yudin & Luiz Badaro, Artistic Directors, Viver Brasil
- Richard May, Artist & Educator
- Dean Ligon Entertainment