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Today’s challenges require leadership that can bridge the divides in our society.

2019-02-11T00:21:58+00:00

Today’s challenges require leadership that can bridge the divides in our society. Today’s challenges require leadership that can bridge the divides in our society. Now more than ever, we must all act in big and small ways to address structural inequities and help people heal from the effects of racism. What’s needed are compassionate and capable leaders in and from our communities who can champion equity. The WKKF Community Leadership Network brings together 80 inspiring and diverse leaders from across the United States and sovereign tribes, with cohorts based in Michigan, Mississippi, New Mexico and New [...]

Today’s challenges require leadership that can bridge the divides in our society.2019-02-11T00:21:58+00:00

Center for Black Equity – Baltimore

2019-01-25T13:33:54+00:00

OUR VISION The Center for Black Equity-Baltimore envisions a society where all Black LGBTQ people thrive and feel safe, supported, and whole. OUR MISSION Our mission is to foster a sense of belonging and connectedness among the Black LGBTQ community in the Baltimore metropolitan area and increase our capacity to be mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally, sexually, and economically healthy. We strive to create programs that educate, empower, and uplift our diverse community. We achieve this by providing culturally responsive and trauma-informed: 1. Community Engagement 2. Educational Programming 3. Training and Personal Development 4. Strategic [...]

Center for Black Equity – Baltimore2019-01-25T13:33:54+00:00

#Metoo: Reflections From a Male Sexual Assault Survivor

2019-01-25T13:26:37+00:00

#Metoo: Reflections From a Male Sexual Assault Survivor November 26, 2017 by Durryle Brooks Leave a Comment Given the current political context and the sexual assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein, I believe we are in a particular moment in history where the world is getting to see how pervasive sexual abuse is within our country. I remember Donald Trump’s 2005 tape in which bragged about sexually assaulting women and I also remember hearing Rush Limbaugh say that “if the left ever senses and smells that there’s no consent in part of the equation then here come [...]

#Metoo: Reflections From a Male Sexual Assault Survivor2019-01-25T13:26:37+00:00

Healing Ourselves: Moving From Trauma to Healing

2019-01-30T05:21:27+00:00

Healing Ourselves: Moving From Trauma to Healing October 17, 2018 by Durryle Brooks Five years researching love and I have found a fascinating dynamic. When I asked Black Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender activists, organizers, and educators about love, I notice narratives of trauma emerge as a prominent theme in their lives. Little did I know that reading their narratives of trauma would begin to trigger my own past trauma as well as open new possibilities to heal myself. As a Black queer man, my experiences of trauma echoed many of the folks I spoke with. [...]

Healing Ourselves: Moving From Trauma to Healing2019-01-30T05:21:27+00:00

QUEERY: Durryle Brooks

2019-01-25T13:43:13+00:00

QUEERY: Durryle Brooks October 3, 2018 at 1:15 pm EST | by Joey DiGuglielmo This weekend’s Baltimore Black Pride event finds the organization “in a growth year.” Current Executive Director Durryle Brooks says the planning committee is “redefining what Black Pride can and should be for in the next iteration.” This year’s theme is “Healing & Celebrating Ourselves.” It kicks off Oct. 5 from 7:30-11:30 p.m., with a community opening networking session at the Downtown Radisson Hotel (101 W. Fayette St., Baltimore) with a DJ, food, vendors, resources on gender and name change and more. On [...]

QUEERY: Durryle Brooks2019-01-25T13:43:13+00:00

WE ALWAYS MAKE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY’ TALKING WITH DR. DURRYLE BROOKS, NEW HEAD OF THE CENTER FOR BLACK EQUITY

2019-01-25T13:19:00+00:00

WE ALWAYS MAKE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY’ TALKING WITH DR. DURRYLE BROOKS, NEW HEAD OF THE CENTER FOR BLACK EQUITY Dr. Durryle Brooks recently took the helm as at the Center for Black Equity – Baltimore (CBEB), the organizers of Baltimore Black Pride, now in its 16th year. CBEB’s mission includes the goal of fostering “a sense of belonging and connectedness among the Black LGBTQ Community in the Baltimore metropolitan area and increase our capacity to be mentally, physically, spiritually, emotionally and economically healthy.” Dr. Brooks grew up in Cherry Hill in Baltimore, and [...]

WE ALWAYS MAKE A WAY OUT OF NO WAY’ TALKING WITH DR. DURRYLE BROOKS, NEW HEAD OF THE CENTER FOR BLACK EQUITY2019-01-25T13:19:00+00:00

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men?

2019-01-25T13:23:43+00:00

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men? December 10, 2017 by Durryle Brooks Just a little while back I attended an event that was exploring masculinity broadly, but with an emphasis on Black masculinity. There was a panel discussion composed of young African-American teenagers with their moms and it was moderated by a man who mentors young guys. This event I thought was supposed to trouble traditional gender norms, but I could not have been more wrong. As the questions from the audience started rolling in to ask these young men how they “survived the hood,” [...]

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men?2019-01-25T13:23:43+00:00

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men?

2019-01-25T12:59:28+00:00

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men? Just a little while back I attended an event that was exploring masculinity broadly, but with an emphasis on Black masculinity. There was a panel discussion composed of young African-American teenagers with their moms and it was moderated by a man who mentors young guys. This event I thought was supposed to trouble traditional gender norms, but I could not have been more wrong. As the questions from the audience started rolling in to ask these young men how they “survived the hood,” navigated challenging school systems, and issues of [...]

Can Women Raise Boys to be Men?2019-01-25T12:59:28+00:00

Re)conceptualizing Love: Moving Towards a Critical Theory of Love in Education for Social Justice

2019-01-30T04:38:02+00:00

(Re)conceptualizing Love: Moving Towards a Critical Theory of Love in Education for Social Justice. Abstract Through reflection on critical incident involving a social justice educator, this reflexive essay examines the role of love and its implications on social justice education, pedagogy, and praxis. Within the U.S. context, there is a considerable misunderstanding of what love is. Normative discourse on love within in our society is almost exclusively relegated to romance and familial relations. However, through personal reflection and a review of interdisciplinary literature, I argue that normative discourses on love are not innocuous, but instead hegemonic and [...]

Re)conceptualizing Love: Moving Towards a Critical Theory of Love in Education for Social Justice2019-01-30T04:38:02+00:00

Critical Memories: A Black-Queer-Christian Dilemma (Re)Experienced in Five Flashbacks.

2019-01-30T05:43:37+00:00

#Critical Memories: A Black-Queer-Christian Dilemma (Re)Experienced in Five Flashbacks. September 14, 2016 This autoethnographic performance life piece captures my early adolescent dilemmas with my Black-queer-Christian identities. Told through five flashbacks, I conjure critical moments turned critical memories to explore and unpack my struggle with the dichotomy of secular versus sacred and the holy versus profane. Ultimately, this life piece seeks to excavate the remnants of my humanity that are buried deep within my memories to tease out what it means to live forever between oppression and liberation. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1077800416667689 [...]

Critical Memories: A Black-Queer-Christian Dilemma (Re)Experienced in Five Flashbacks.2019-01-30T05:43:37+00:00