Along with hundreds of leaders from across the country, CDF-CA Executive Director Shimica Gaskins participated in The Obama Foundation’s MBK Rising event to synergize efforts to support boys and young men of color.
The February event brought together those working to break down barriers that too often leave our Black and brown boys at a disadvantage. For two days, participants listened to speakers, including President Barack Obama and Steph Curry, talk about the interconnectedness of race, gender and sexual orientation.
The president launched My Brother’s Keeper initiative five years ago to make sure every child feels valued, safe and supported by their community. This initiative resonates with CDF-CA as our work is centered around this very same concept.