You Ain't Bout That Life - A conversation about Gang/Youth culture in the Black community with Robyn Travis and Kevin Munga
“Young black men were victims in almost a third of killings in London last year despite only making up 1.4 per cent of its population, according to figures that reveal rising knife crime. Afro-Caribbean males as young as 13 have borne the brunt of violence that reached its highest levels in a decade” The Times – Jan 30th 2018
On Saturday 17th March join us, Robyn Travis & Kevin Munga as we discuss their personal experiences expressed through the books ‘Prisoner to the Streets’, ’Mama Can’t Raise No Man’ & ‘Young Black Males Have Potential’ and offer potential solutions to a rising problem with our community.
Conversaion led by Paul McKenzie
A crucial event for parents, youth workers and those genuinely interested in the future of our young boys.
Robyn Travis is an author from London. In his first book Prisoner to the Streets, Robyn shared his raw, honest, and moving account of growing up in Hackney and Tottenham. His journey of going from a young man caught up in London’s inner city “postcode wars”, to becoming a positive leader who turned his life around.
Kevin Munga is a community activist who wants nothing but social change.Born in the northern suburbs of Paris in a small town called Sarcelles, he faced many battles in life and has had to make something from nothing. With a mother who was severely ill and a father living in another country, he did not have much guidance and that had an impact on his life. Aged 16 Kevin realised that in the area he grew up (Croydon), it was either you became part of a local gang or you become a victim, so he believed at that specific time that adhering to a gang was the right choice, although prior to that it was never his intention.
Paul McKenzie is the man behind the community voice box that is 'SOAPBOX'. A platform where ordinary people can have a voice about issues or subjects within their community via video on social media. Although Paul is heavily involved with Soapbox, he also works as a mentor in schools. Not only does he mentor children but he also trains teachers on how they can understand and work with the kids better
Entry: Tickets available from Eventbrite - Proceeds going to Manhood Academy & The & The Jimmy Asher Foundation