Be A Father to Your Child
Thursday July 10th
WBAI 99.5 FM Radio Wake Up Call will interview Steven G. Fullwood on July 10th at 8:35am about the book, Be A Father to Your Child, and his contribution to the book, “Work and Travel.”
Then later in the day…
Open forum, book-signing, and Q&A session regarding the new anthology Be a Father to Your Child: Real Talk from Black Men on Family, Love and Fatherhood (BAF). Join Filmmaker Byron Hurt; poet Mo Beasley; and playwright Shaun Neblett and Steven G. Fullwood for a BAF reading at Hue-Man Bookstore & Café located at 2319 Frederick Douglas Blvd. These writers challenge negative concepts of hip hop and black fatherhood. Discussion will be moderated by BAF’s editor, April R. Silver.
Conjuring Black Funk
Friday July 11th
“Conversations With An Erotic Revolutionary”
Featuring Dr. Herukhuti and Steven G. Fullwood
@ Us Helping Us: People Into Living, Inc
3636 Georgia Avenue
In a format popularized by Inside the Actor’s Studio, Steven G. Fullwood, founder of Vintage Entity Press and project director of the Black Gay and Lesbian Archive at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, interviews Dr. Herukhuti, author of Conjuring Black Funk: Notes on Culture, Sexuality, and Spirituality, Volume I about his life as a social justice organizer and traditional/urban African shaman as well as Dr. Herukhuti’s thoughts about the world in which we currently live. The two men use excerpts from Conjuring Black Funk to illustrate Dr. Herukhuti’s ideas and the events of his complex and compelling life.
In gripping, inspiring, and enlightening dialogue, Dr. Herukhuti and Steven talk about sexuality among people of color, homophobia and heterosexism in Black communities (including among people who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender), public health policy, the roles of commercialism and consumerism in the fitness industry, the spiritual basis for being sex-positive, as well as a host of other issues critical to charting a course for social justice in the 21st Century.
Join Dr. Herukhuti and Steven for an informative and entertaining reading from his groundbreaking work, followed by a brief Q&A.
Books will available at the reading.