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Birmingham City Council President Pro Tem Steven Hoyt to Host the 6th Annual Man Up Breakfast

PRESS RELEASE                                                                                 Friday, June 16, 2017

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-908-7392


BIRMINGHAM, AL – It’s an event you don’t want to miss! Come on out and enjoy a beautiful Father’s Day weekend at a power packed event of engagement, uplifting and mentoring at the 2017 Man Up Breakfast with Council Pro Tem Steven Hoyt happening at the Birmingham Crossplex on Saturday June 17, 2017 at 7:30am until 11am. Art Franklin of CBS 42 will serve as the host and Gerral Jones, of Birmingham Violence Reduction Initiative, will be the guest speaker.

The breakfast will not only pay tribute to fathers, but will also recognize both men and women who are active in their communities. Empowering, motivating and engaging dialogue among young African American men in the City of Birmingham is what the Man Up Breakfast is all about.  “We want our young men to know how valuable they are to our communities and our Man Up Breakfast is a great opportunity to build men young and old into men of character,” Councilor Hoyt said. “Real men, especially fathers and grandfathers, uncles and father figures play a pivotal role not just in the life of their own children, but in the lives of every child they mentor. So forums like Man Up is crucial to building our young men, and what better time to do that then on Father’s Day weekend.”

About Man Up

President Pro-Tem Steven Hoyt will recognize people in Birmingham who are making a positive impact on the lives of young men but most importantly steering the youth in the right direction by giving them the tools they need to live a successful life. A panel of speakers will include community leaders, college and high school students, as well as business executives. In addition to gaining insight from the panel of speakers, attendees will also have the opportunity to network and fellowship with others during this free community event. This event is free and open to the public.

For media inquiries please contact the Birmingham City Council Interim Director of Public Information Chiara Perry, 205.908-7392 or