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Wed, Jun 15


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The Power of a Loving Father!

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men." Frederick Douglass

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The Power of a Loving Father!
The Power of a Loving Father!

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Jun 15, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM EDT

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Fatherhood is linked to better outcomes on nearly every measure of a child's well being, from cognitive development, and educational achievement to self-esteem and social behavior. Join us for a conversation about the power of engaged fathers in our community and their impact on childhood, parenting, mental health and making our neighborhoods safe and decent places to live.

Reginald aka Coach Reggie is a United States Marine Corps veteran and served on active duty for more than 20 years. His military experience is the foundation of his leadership development expertise and marks the genesis of his commitment to coaching. As a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) credentialed by the International Coaching Federation, Coach Reggie’s clients range from emerging leaders to senior executives in the public and private sectors. He has an innate ability to quickly zero in on what will elevate the coaching experience from transactional to transformational. Creating a space for reflection and introspection allows for life-changing results that impact the client, their team, and the organization at large, inspiring them to become change agents at work, at home, and in their community.

Along with earning a B.S. in Computer Information Systems and an MBA (with a focus in project management), he’s currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Organizational and Industrial Psychology, specializing Evidence-Based Coaching. Coach Reggie has authored articles featured in, International Coaching News, Noomi (an online service for coaching), and as a contributor to the Huffington Post. He is sought after as a workshop facilitator, panelist, and keynote speaker.

Akil K. Rahim is the owner and Chief Learning Officer of AC Learning Design Studios providing education, training and professional development services. He is also the founder and Director of the mobile George Washington Carver InVenTures Institute for STEAM (GWCIIS) program. GWCIIS provides innovative, integrated approaches and InVenTures in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) pre-k to middle school education for families, community centers and schools. Mr. Rahim has a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources Development and a Bachelor of Science degree in Middle School Science Teacher education from Bowie State University, Bowie, MD.

Hadi Muhammad is 28 year old recently married father of 2, and community outreach representative from the DMV area, currently in Rockville, MD. He is a self describe Swiss Army knife of a person. This is attributed to his variety of talents & experiences, such as 15 years of Kung fu experience(both as a student & instructor), 5 years of bartending experience, traveling, culinary experience, and a number of other things that would make his bio longer than he would have to time write. In 2018 he became a father to his beautiful daughter Zayla(now 4 y/o). This was the year that he started to pursuing a new chapter by starting a YouTube Channel with his new family (the HTTV Family Channel). In 2021 he added to the HTTV Family with his son Zaámir(now 1 y/o). In April 2022, he took ten step of marrying his girlfriend of 6 years, and the mother of his children Taiyana. Now a days, you can catch him on his rebranded personal YouTube Channel, and Family Channel with the mission of showing the world the world what goes on in the life of a young black father with a families, and address situations that may present themselves. Through this platform, there will also be a podcast segment that is yet to be named that will feature discussions and conversation as they relate to fatherhood from the perspective of himself and other fathers. Hadi’s goal is to help create generational wealth, and a community for his wife, children, and family to live in comfortably.

Raymond Arnold Winbush aka Tikari Bioko is an American-African scholar and activist known for his systems-thinking approaches to understanding the impact of racism/white supremacy on the global African community. He is currently Research Professor and Director of the Institute for Urban Research at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland. Winbush is one of five children and the middle of three sons born to Harold Winbush, a Cleveland, Ohio steel worker, and Dorothy Winbush, a housewife. A depressed economy, low wages, and racial discrimination produced financial hardships for the family and in 1948 (the year of Winbush's birth), the family left Pittsburgh and moved to the east side of Cleveland, Ohio to begin anew. At the request of his elementary school art teacher, Winbush was tested and scored high on the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test. Life changed for Winbush when he was bussed from his poor, Hough Avenue neighborhood to an accelerated school in a middle-class and predominantly Jewish neighborhood seven miles from his family's home. At twelve years old, Winbush realized the differences between his educational experiences and those of his brothers. Much of Winbush's early childhood narrative is detailed in his first book, The Warrior Method, designed for parents and teachers to help black boys become strong, self-reliant men. The book is a comprehensive, step-by-step approach that draws on such African traditions as the "Birthing Circle" and a "Young Warriors Council" to help boys make important transitions, along with numerous other modern variations on tribal customs that instill the values of self-respect, dignity, and honor.

After graduating from Cleveland's John Adams High School in 1966, Winbush entered Oakwood College (now Oakwood University) in Huntsville, Alabama where he won consecutive Ford Foundation Intensive Summer Studies Program scholarships to Harvard and Yale universities in 1968 and 1969 respectively. In 1970, Winbush graduated with honors and received his BA in psychology from Oakwood and later served the college as professor and chair of Behavioral Sciences from 1973 until 1977. Winbush earned his MA (1973) and PhD (1976) in clinical psychology from the University of Chicago. His thesis, "A Quantitative Exploration into Proxemic Behavior," was a study of the cross-cultural differences of spacing behavior in public. His dissertation, "A Quantitative Exploration into the Theoretical Formulations of Erik H. Erikson Concerning Black Identity," examined Erikson's fifth "Age of Man" and empirically refuted Erikson's ideas concerning identity development in young Blacks.

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