Emerging Sons

Black Women's Blueprint
R1 2016-2017 $50,000

Black Women’s Blueprint in Brooklyn, NY launched its Emerging Sons program to enlist Black men and boys in ending sexual violence in three target Black communities around the nation. Emerging Sons seeks to equip Black communities with tools for earlier sexual violence interventions through culturally-specific and historically-grounded curriculum to disrupt generational cycles of violence.

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  • Communities

    Adults African American Boys Bystanders Communities of color Men Students Youth/Adolescents/Young Adult
  • Products

    Curriculum: Bystander intervention curriculum for Black men and boys (Proprietary) Contact BWB
    Curriculum: Prevention Through Illustration for Public Education: Visuals and messages for public spaces (Proprietary) Contact BWB
    Research: IRB Letter Contact BWB
  • System

    Colleges/Universities School (K-12)
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  • Enhance Partnerships

    Enhance Partnerships

    BWB partnered with the Crown Height Community Mediation Center, Men Can Stop Rape, Men Stopping Violence, and Children of Combahee, in addition to Center for Court Innovations and YouthLink in New York City, and Frontline Dads, Inc in Philadelphia. 

  • Learning Circles

    Learning Circles

    BWB hosted a conference as well as a monthly national fathers/men call series, various panel discussions, focus groups, surveys, Twitter chats, and Snapchat sessions.

  • Build Champions

    Build Champions

    BWB recruited 11 (Goal 8-10) Black men to participate in the Emerging Sons Advisory Board and connected with 4 Historically Black Colleges and Universities to engage 22 young men as well as 10 male-centered organizations on the project. 

  • Provide Resources

    Provide Resources

    BWB developed a bystander intervention curriculum for Black men and boys. Visit the Emerging Sons project and learn more. 

  • Educate & Train

    Educate & Train

    BWB hosted "Words of Fire: Sex, Power, and the Black Feminist Call for Social Justice" conference April 29-30, 2017.

  • Raise Awareness

    Raise Awareness

    A visual guide was developed to accompany the male bystander curriculum as part of the public awareness materials for public spaces. 

  • Measure Impact

    Measure Impact

    BWB submitted the project to an IRB process. Additionally, they hosted two focus groups with a total of 39 young men to better inform the process.