Man Up 2014: Health Summit to feature documentary on fathers

May 19, 2014  •   Written by Erin Addington   •  no comments

Man Up 2014The 6th Annual Man Up 2014: Health Summit will feature a free screening on the documentary, “Spit’in Anger“, which looks at the impact of a father’s absence on young black males. Documentary creator Kenneth Braswell will be in attendance to talk to the audience about the film.

  • When: Friday June 27th. Reception starts at 6 pm, the viewing begins at 7 pm
  • Where: FSCJ Downtown Campus Auditorium A1068, 101 W. State St., Jacksonville, FL 32202

Register for the event here. 

Fathers play an important role in a family. Unmarried mothers are less likely to obtain prenatal care & more likely to have a low birthweight baby. Studies show that children with early father involvement are more likely to be and stay healthy. The Healthy Start Coalition conducts responsible fatherhood and new dad classes throughout the community.

The Coalition has partnered with Braswell to bring his documentary to Northeast Florida. Braswell is the executive director of Fathers Incorporated, a national organization that focuses on developing support services for fathers.

The Health Summit for men and boys will take place at the FSCJ Advanced Technology Center all day Saturday, June 28th. This event will feature Former NBA Star Dominique Wilkins and a cooking demonstration brought to you by Novo Nordisk, in addition to free health screenings, haircuts, health and wellness workshops and more. The event is organized by the Healthy Jacksonville Men’s Health Coalition.

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