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A 1000 Black Boys

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Lives, not knives,

LNK Unit, Upper Mall

Centrale Shopping Centre

Croydon

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A day of inspiration for young black men in London to discover their purpose and be inspired.

About this Event

A 1000 Black Boys is day of inspiration for young black boys and young black men to discover purpose and be inspired by themselves. They get a glimpse of what they are capable of and see how they can make a difference to a whole community. They get to see that they do not have to follow the stereotype and they can be themselves.

The day comprises of:

  • 1 day session to inspire young minds
  • 10 inspirational speakers
  • 5 interactive workshops
  • Access to respected people and organisations that can mentor them.

Why are we holding this event?

There were 131 murders in London in 2018, 21 of those were teenagers and 15 of those teenagers were young black boys (that’s 71%). It’s highly likely that most of these killings were committed by other black boys. The London Evening Standard reports that there are over “40 knife offences every day” in London (Thursday 24 January 2019). This is a whole generation that is being impacted.

What happens if we look away and do nothing?

Things will get worse, we will have even more killings and the victims and perpetrators will get younger and younger. Then the next generation will be impacted.

What could happen if we take action and make a difference?

There are so many negative stereotypes of black boys and young black men. The depiction in music, media and culture is negative. There’s an attack on what it is to be a black boy and a young black man.

Young black boys and young black men will be given another way to look at the world. They can see a totally different future where they get to unleash and showcase their talents. They get to be an inspiration to their generation, future generations and the older generation. They get to start businesses, social enterprises and pursue their dreams. Most importantly they get to live!

This is a whole new future where anything is possible.

If we have the lives of young black boys work, then the lives of young white boys work, the lives of young Asian girls work, the lives of young black girls work, the lives of older white men work (basically everyone’s life works). If you share this vision and want to join the cause contact us:

Email: Ade@a1000blackboys.com or Pam@a1000blackboys.com

Website: www.a1000blackboys.com

This event will be held at Lives Not Lives, LNK Unit, Upper Mall, Centrale Shopping Centre , Croydon CR0 1TY

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LNK Unit, Upper Mall

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Croydon

CR0 1TY

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