Fri, Jun 19|
Black in America, an African American and Afro-Dominican perspective.
Time & Location
Jun 19, 2020, 7:00 PM
Join Jason Rosario & Joel Leon on a conversation on their experience of being Black in America, an African American and Afro-Dominican perspective.
Jason Rosario - a product of a single-parent home in the Bronx, New York - created the Lives of Men (TLoM) as a vehicle for Black and Latino men to explore healthier frameworks of masculinity while serving as a resource as they navigate various life stages. As a motivational speaker and media personality, Jason’s talks often focus on the intersection of self-actualization, identity, and masculinity. With a unique blend of style, culture, education, and spirituality, his aim is to inspire, activate, and nurture the development of well-rounded men. He is a graduate of NYU’s Stern School of Business.
Joel Leon- "Joel's words are where I go when I need some inspiration. And he never lets me down." - Lin-Manuel Miranda (Yeah, that Lin.) Joel L. Daniels, also known as Joel Leon, is a performer, author and story-teller who writes and tells stories for Black people. Born and raised in the Bronx, Joel specializes in moderating and leading conversations surrounding race, masculinity, mental health, creativity and the performing arts, with love at the center of his work and purpose. He is a F.H. LaGuardia High School of the Performing Arts alum, and author of "Book About Things I Will Tell My Daughter" and "God Wears Durags, Too". His recent TED talk on healthy coparenting has been viewed over 1.2M times, globally. He’s worked with The Gates Foundation, and has been featured on the TODAY Show, Insider, the Columbia Journal, BBC News, Sirius XM, Forbes, Medium, Philadelphia Printworks, Blavity, and the Huffington Post.
He has spoken/performed at the Apollo Theater, Joe's Pub, Rockwood Music Hall, Columbia University, NYU and Webster Hall. He lives in Brooklyn and is the father to Lilah and West.