[Event] Panel Discussion – The MANel: Male Perspectives On Love & Relationships
Philadelphia, PA– A panel discussion will be held on March 2, 2012 from 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s University, 5600 City Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19131, in the Forum Theater located in Campion Student Center (Cardinal Avenue Entrance). The topic of the discussion is: “The MANel: Male Perspectives on Love & Relationships.” This will be an all male panel consisting of African–American men of different ages and religions with various relationship statuses, including single, married, engaged, etc.
We want to hear from men to find out how they view love and relationships with hopes to maybe dispel some myths and open up the dialogue between men and women. The panel will be moderated by Dedan Tolbert, and Morgan Robertson of “The Dedan Tolbert Show”. Some of our panelists include international basketball player, Aaron Owens, and fashion consultant/blogger, Curran J. We expect an attendance of approximately 200 people at this event.
Our organization, Mic Check 1-Two! ‘s mission is to create community-level opportunities to encourage people to become vessels of change. We began hosting panel discussions when we realized there was no platform in the African American community and among our peers to discuss important issues. We decided to change that and we organized, hosted and planned our very first panel discussion which was held on December 9, 2011. The topic was:” The Portrayal of the African American Woman in the Entertainment Industry”. The event was moderated by MSNBC contributor, and hip-hop scholar, Dr.James Braxton Peterson and WRNB Philadelphia’s mid-day host, Mo’Shay Laren.
“The MANel” will be hosted by Mic Check 1-Two!’s founders, freelance journalist, Lana Adams and Latiaynna Tabb. These interactive panels are designed to encourage discussion and create a platform for the sharing of ideas and opinions to motivate people toward change.
Please check out the highlight reel from our first panel discussion, “The Portrayal of the African American Woman in the Entertainment Industry” here: Highlight: The Portrayal of African American Women in the Entertainment Industry (Video)