DEAR FATHERS NIGHT
A panel discussion on Fatherhood and Mental Health in safe spaces.
JOIN US AS WE CELEBRATE
BLACK FATHERS IN AMAZING SPACES
Join us on our mission to inspire, strengthen, and heal the Black Man by creating safe spaces for impactful conversation, fellowship, and brotherhood. During Dear Fathers Night, our panel will unpack the joys of fatherhood and the balance of our mental health through it all.
Foster community and healing amongst black fathers/families
While in each city, Dear Fathers will engage black men/fathers while building community through storytelling, business networking, and mental health.
Providing additional resources and education
Dear Fathers will provide additional resources post event that include: mental health sessions, monthly book clubs, and financial health programming.
Provide Funding for Black Mental Health
Raise funds for Fearless Fathers, our 501c3 nonprofit that will go towards programming that will provide mental health resources for black men in the cities we serve through our STR8 Mental initiative.
CITIES WE'VE CONQUERED
ATLANTA GA 2023
MEMPHIS TN 2023
BAY AREA CA 2023
PAST PANELISTS & MODERATORS
RYAN WILSONFounder, The Gathering Spot (Atlanta)
DR. NIC HARDYMental Health Specialist (Memphis)
CARL PAYNE IIActor, Comedian, Producer (Atlanta)
MICHAEL WALLACEEditor at Grind City Media (Memphis)
STUEY ROCKHot 107.9 ATL (Atlanta)
BREVIN KNIGHTFormer NBA Player (Memphis)
DR. ALDUAN TARTTMental Health Specialist (Atlanta)
KIA SHINERapper, Entertainer (Memphis)
WHY MENTAL HEALTH CONVERSATIONS?
Since May of 2020, Our STR8 Mental initiative has connected over 2,000 black men to mental health specialists. We curate safe spaces for Black Men to fellowship, grow, and heal together while unpacking various mental health topics led by black male therapists and/or mental health advocates. Through STR8 Mental, we use our data to help companies, brands, and organizations connect to black men to mental health education and healing.
COMMUNITY & RESOURCES
While in each city, Dear Fathers will engage black men/fathers while building community through storytelling, networking, and mental health. Dear Fathers will provide additional resources post event that include: mental health sessions, monthly book clubs, and financial health programming, access to therapists, and more.
PAST AND CURRENT PARTNERS