Official invitation and registration for Men @ The Round Table Forum Dinner. ** If you are not a black male and you are receiving this invite, you are a supporter of this project. Feel free to FORWARD this email to those men in your life that may be open to participating. Thank you.
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We are doing it again!

Men @ The Round Table
Chat & Chew Lunch Forum

1:00 - 3:30 pm
@ The Black Writers Museum

in Vernon Park
The Historic Vernon House
5800 Germantown Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19144

RSVP Here 

Contact Keisha Whatley at 267-625-0572 or

On Friday, June 20th, thirteen men from all walks of life sat at a round table... dinner was served, laughs were had, truths were shared and this project has NOT BEEN THE SAME since! Topics started... 

* Racial Profiling *
* Fatherhood *
* Absent & Present Fathers*
* The US Education System*

What Would You Share? What is Important to YOU?

Your Participation will help create:

  • A Traveling Mural/ Workshop
  • A Rites of Passage Program & publication for young black boys
  • A New Network of positive, black men


Your presence will MAKE A DIFFERENCE. 
RSVP today!

SATURDAY, JULY12th, 2014
1:00 - 3:30 pm
@ The Black Writers Museum
The Historic Vernon House
5800 Germantown Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19144

Here is a little background on how this event came to be...

"Upon viewing '12 Years a Slave', the movie, I became “caught”, “stuck” by the scene in which the main character, Solomon, is forced to brutally whip his friend and confidante, Patsy. Having begun a visual journey through the interpersonal labyrinths between men and women in the months prior, this scene halted me and made me pause. 'What did it do to the black man’s psyche to be forced to whip the skin off  the back of his counter-part?', I thought, 'What part or parts of himself did he have to discard forever in order to survive that experience?'... This inquiry led to other questions that The “I Am Only Human” Project works to discover responses to. 'What else is he carrying around?'"

Through an amazing partnership with The Black Writers Museum, we will be hosting the second of two Forum style events for black males of all ages to ponder and discuss these questions as a way to inform imagery for a traveling mural/Forum project entitled "The I AM ONLY HUMAN Project*" with the expressed purpose of humanizing an often dehumanized pillar of society & equip the upcoming generation.


Can't make the July 12th event? Email us for the next date.

Yours Truly,

Keisha Whatley, Custom Arts Studio

* The I AM ONLY HUMAN Project will also lead to a Rites of Passage Curriculum for young black males to support their growth into healthy black men.

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