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Discussing Black Fatherhood with Jordan Thierry

By February 6, 2018 No Comments

Happy Black History Month everyone!

Every year, we set aside the month of February to celebrate African American culture and people who dedicate themselves every day towards spreading hope and making a difference.

One of these people is our good friend, Jordan Thierry. Jordan, a filmmaker and graduate of Aloha High School, has a passion for the topic of black fatherhood. While Jordan and his brother had a great relationship with their dad growing up, he realized that that wasn’t the case for the other black kids in his neighborhood.

In the documentary, Jordan searches for the answer to why the stereotype of the absent father figure among African American families is so prevalent.

This video is the first ten minutes of Jordan’s groundbreaking film and it starts with a look into history and into the way African family dynamics works, in order to give some context for the early African American culture.

You can watch the entire film on Wednesday, February 14th at 3:30 P.M, at the Arts and Communication Magnet Academy in Beaverton. If you’d like to go, make sure to RSVP at equity@beavertonoregon.gov.

If you can’t make the screening, but you still want to watch the full film, you can rent and purchase it online here.

 

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