Cornelius Stafford, president of the DeKalb County Chapter of 100 Black Men of America and members of the organization’s executive committee will accompany 15 African American boys to Trinity House-Big Bethel. The group will tour the facility and meet with Trinity’s program residents, formerly homeless men, for an interactive discussion and Q&A session. Trinity House-Big Bethel is located at 21 Bell St., in the building that was formerly Hanley’s Funeral Home, which housed the chapel where Martin Luther King Jr’s body lay in repose prior to his burial.
“Our residents will have the chance to give back to the community by sharing, with these young boys, their struggles to overcome adversity and move toward recovery and redemption," said Trinity Executive Director Bruce Burney. "Many of these boys are growing up in homes absent of men; they don’t have fathers or brothers to talk to, and will benefit from hearing what our men have faced in their lives. What makes this meeting even more significant is that it underscores a key component of our program, promoting empowerment, which captures the spirit of what Dr. King stood for.”
The meeting will take place in the chapel.
Information: Barbara Hester, (404) 577-6651, ext. 244, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.