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Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt’s 7th Annual Man Up breakfast aims to uplift men in Birmingham’s neighborhoods

PRESS RELEASE                                                                          Saturday, June 16, 2018

Contact: Chiara Perry

Phone: 205-254-2036

Cell: 205-383-8432

chiara.perry@birminghamal.gov

 

BIRMINGHAM, AL— In celebration of Father’s Day and the unsung works of men who often aren’t recognized for their contribution to our communities, Birmingham City Councilor Steven Hoyt will be hosting the seventh annual “Man Up” breakfast with hopes of creating an open dialogue between community leaders, elected officials, and men looking to be examples for Birmingham’s youth.

For Hoyt, the Man Up event is important because it sheds a positive light on the men in Birmingham’s predominately black communities. “Too often men, particularly African American men, are viewed in a negative light,” Hoyt said. “It is up to us to change the rhetoric associated with black men in our communities. It is imperative that we highlight the fathers and father figures that are positively impacting our communities everyday.”

WHO: Councilor Steven Hoyt, District 8

WHAT: 7th Annual Man Up Breakfast

WHEN: Saturday June 16, 2018, 7:30am to 11:00am

WHERE: Birmingham Crossplex, 2337 Bessemer Road

Councilor Hoyt said he hopes Saturday’s event will serve as a spotlight to shine on all the men who are making a positive impact in their communities. “Positive news has the propensity to have a positive impact on our communities,” Hoyt said. “Birmingham is filled with good men who work everyday to make a difference in our communities. By sharing their stories and accomplishments we hope to challenge and encourage other men to be agents of change.”

This press release is a collaborative contribution from Interim Director of Public Information Chiara Perry and Public Information Officer Cody Owens in the Birmingham City Council Public Information Office. For media inquiries please contact Chiara Perry at 205.383.8432.