Black Men Speak Up

Black Men Speak Up

Actions and Detail Panel



Online event

A safe, brave space for open conversation with Black men discussing the issues they face

About this event

These free online forums are open conversations discussing issues black men face. Relationships, fatherhood, stress, divorce, addictions, financial strain, racial discrimination, family court barriers, substance abuse, depression, isolation, anger feelings of frustration.

These conversations have been designed to empower Black men to speak about their challenges and issues and all participants are welcome to express their thoughts, emotions, comments, and perspectives in a safe, judgement free zone.

Black Men Speak Up image


Do I have to identify as a black male to register?

All are welcome to the open forums, however, the conversations are geared towards the issues Black men face.

Do I have to use Zoom to participate?

Yes, please download Zoom prior to the event. The zoom link will be sent directly to your email after you register. It may go to your junk mail, please look out for it.

Will my face appear on video?

Participants can either have their video on or off to be a part of the conversation. It is optional, not mandatory. Whatever feels comfortable.

Can I openly share my thoughts during the forum?

Yes, all community friendly respectful comments are welcome in the chat box.

I benefited from these interactive conversations but now would like additional support after the session, is it available?

All sessions are free and additional support after the forum is free. Please reach out to Joseph at Roots Community Services. E-mail: or cell: (905) 455-6789 ext. 151 to set up a time to talk.

Black Men Speak Up image

Roots Community Services has been providing culturally-relevant programs to inspire residents in the Region of Peel, primarily from the Black and Caribbean communities since 1985. Through their services, they help empower people to build on their strengths and find solutions to overcome the challenges they face.

Share with friends