Sankofa Video Books + Cafe will host fatherhood expert and executive director of Fathers Incorporated, Kenneth Braswell and Social Entrepreneur/founder of Dare to Be King, David Miller for a book reading and signing event for Washington, D.C. children on Saturday, Feb. 20, in Washington, DC at 3 p.m.
Braswell will be reading and signing his latest children’s book: “Daddy There’s A Noise Outside”. Miller will be reading and signing his latest children’s book: “Brooklyn’s Finest: The Greene Family Farm”.
Braswell’s newest venture “Daddy, There’s A Noise Outside,” begins when two children are awakened by noises in the middle of the night outside the window of their inner-city neighborhood. Both their Dad and Mom spend the next morning explaining to them what was taking place in their community.This book takes the complex issue of protesting and breaks the conversation down so that a 1st grader can understand. Braswell has also developed a parent-teacher guide to help those continue the conversation with their children and students.
Miller’s newest venture “Brooklyn’s Finest: The Greene Family Farm”, features a family in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn who realizes they are living desert. The family steps out on faith and opens up an organic garden in a vacant lot across the street from their apartment building. The story is told from the eyes of six year Akousa who helps her parents run the organic farm with her mom, dad and 11 year old brother Booker T. Washington Greene. On most weekends and after school Akousa and her parents are surrounded by dirt, fertilizer, vegetables and fruit. Great for young readers grades 1st-4th.
Kenneth Braswell has spent over 24 years in the service of families and communities. Husband and father of four, Braswell continues to see the world through the eye of his own children. In 2004 he created Fathers Incorporated (FI). With national and international missions, the agency provides capacity building services to thousands of organizations working to ensure that fathers contribute to the healthy well-being of their children.
Braswell is the author of two books, two documentaries and several training materials.
Miller began his journey more than 20 years ago when working with some of the world’s most challenging youth in the U.S., UK, Africa & West Indies. Much of David’s work has centered on teaching and developing life skills programs designed to promote alternatives to a gang lifestyle, initiatives for harm reduction and strategies for navigating the community.
Miller is the author of several books which includes “Khalil’s Way,” the first in a series of children’s books for boys of color.
WHO: Kenneth Braswell, author [www.fathersincorporated.com/dtano.html]
David Miller, author [http://daretobeking.net/]
WHAT: Free Book reading + signing of “Daddy, There’s A Noise Outside” +”The Greene Family Farm”
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: Sankofa Video Books + Café; 2714 George Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20001
For more information, visit: http://www.fathersincorporated.com/dtano.html or http://daretobeking.net/
Kenneth Braswell is the founder and Executive Director of Atlanta -based Fathers Incorporated (FI). FI works collaboratively with organizations around the country to identify and advocate for social and legislative changes that lead to healthy father involvement with children, regardless of the father’s marital or economic status, or geographic location. From employment and incarceration issues, to child support and domestic violence, FI addresses long-standing problems to achieve long-term results for children, their families, the communities, and nation in which they live. FI is currently the prime contractor for President Obama’s National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (www.fatherhood.gov) under the US Department of Human Services.
David Miller is a former Baltimore educator, David Miller blends his longtime dedication to academic excellence with his gritty teaching approach. A product of Baltimore’s mean and unforgiving streets, Miller relates to urban street culture in ways many others cannot who work with disconnected youth and adults. Miller is the founder of the Dare To Be King Project a unique social enterprise which develops products and services for men and boys of color.