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After a 16-month absence from my national and international travels with this highly popular Baldwin salon series due to the pandemic, it is great to begin again (as James Baldwin would say).
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 05, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- In honor of the 97th Birthday of Author and Civil Rights Activist, James Baldwin; the In the Meantime Men's Group, and Sons of Baldwin Literally Lit will present We Are All Sons of Baldwin: The James Baldwin Experience.
Taking place on Tuesday, August 10, 2021, from 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PST, featuring special guest Speaker, Actor, and Cultural Architect for Public Engagement, Charles Reese. He will be on hand to present dramatic excerpts from the Off-Broadway play James Baldwin: A Soul on Firee, followed by a community dialogue.
The play-book, written by the late Playwright, Howard B. Simon, edited by Reese, and with a Foreword by David Leeming (Baldwin's Biographer), uses themes from throughout Baldwin's life and writings while also portraying 1963 as a turning point in the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
This live in-person program is a part of a series of workshops presented by In the Meantime Men's Group, commemorating Black Gay Men's Wellness Month, and will take place in the front garden at the historic Carl Bean House, home of the Los Angeles Black Aids Monument (LABAM) located at 2146 W. Adams Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018.
When asked about his passion for sharing Baldwin's work and raising awareness for the health of black gay men, Reese states, "After a 16-month absence from my national and international travels with this highly popular Baldwin salon series due to the pandemic, it is great to begin again (as James Baldwin would say) at the Black Gay Men's Wellness Month Literally Lit Series, as we look at how Baldwin's works/words offer a healing balm during these challenging times."
Reese is also a recipient of the organization's Medal of Honor Award which is given to incredible human beings who are changing the landscape and writing a powerful narrative of healing and empowerment.
Admission is free to the public and guests are encouraged to wear masks as Covid-19 health and safety rules will apply.
For more information on this and other Black Gay Wellness Month series events, visit www.inthemeantimemen.org
To learn more about Charles Reese visit his website at www.charlesreeseexperience.com.
ABOUT CHARLES REESE
Known as the Cultural Architect for Public Engagement, Charles Reese is a multi-hyphenated actor, writer, and programmatic curator who has carved out his own lane in the entertainment industry. He is the CEO of Teeth and Eyes Communications and his widely acclaimed work as an advocate and promoter of James Baldwin has taken him from Off-Broadway to around the globe. Currently, he can be seen as "Jalil", the feisty chef, on the American TV sitcom "Beauty and the Baller", now streaming on Crackle TV and Amazon Prime TV. To learn more about the TV show visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3cgGOB8ZXA
ABOUT IN THE MEANTIME MEN'S GROUP
In The Meantime Men's Group, Inc. is purposed to enrich, empower, and extend the lives of intergenerational black men, respectful of sexual orientation, through social, educational, health and wellness programs and services. Get social with the group on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/itmtmen/
ABOUT BLACK GAY MEN'S WELLNESS MONTH
Black Gay Men's Wellness Month was created to bring attention to the importance of health and wellness and to empower Black Gay Men to take charge of their own wellbeing through sustained healthy lifestyle choices. This month-long focus calls for individuals, organizations, and policymakers to direct their collective attention and resources to the overall wellness of Black gay men's disease prevention while encouraging early detection and treatment of health-related issues. Learn more by visiting https://bit.ly/BlackGayMensWellness.
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