24 June 2010
Young, Drifting and Black, a one day conference organised by Capital Men in partnership with Runnymede, is aimed at professionals across sectors working with black young people.
The conference, which includes a keynote addressÂ from London Mayor Boris Johnson, will examine the different ways in which defiant behaviour in the classroom and community can be prevented and will provide powerful insights to enable a shift from reaction to prevention.
The disproportionate number of black males involved in gangs and serious youth violence is an issue that is worrying and perplexing in equal measure. Collective insight into the roots of this trend reveal a complex inter-relationship between a number of different factors. Knowledge about solutions that work is growing and this conference is a platform for practitioners achieving results on both sides of the Atlantic.
Participants will discover how to shape resistance into a resource and explore how behaviour is affected by gender differences and cultural pressures.
Conference aims include:
Enquiries should be directed to Capital Men at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 020 8519 0118