Dare to Be Extraordinary offers a platform that positively promotes the role and importance of men, particularly African American men, as fathers in our society through the following ways:
• Recognize and uplift men who are engaged and loving in their role as fathers.
• Educate and reinforce for men the important role and positive impact they can have as fathers.
• Inspire men to take a leadership role in raising their sons and daughters to live out extraordinary lives.
• Offer compelling testimony that men have the capacity and demonstrated history to raise and influence their sons and daughters to become extraordinarily positive people within their community and beyond.
• Begin a new positive conversation about men and their role and influence in raising their sons and daughters.
“Our aim is to inspire men to take a leadership role in raising their children to live extraordinary lives.”
In attendance at Oakland University will be:
William K. Middlebrooks, Co-Author & Hon. Denise Page Hood, Federal District Court Judge.
This event is a part of the African-American Celebration Month festivities at Oakland University which takes place from January 20 - February 20. This month long celebration reflects OU’s ongoing commitment to celebrating the historical and cultural contributions that African Americans have made in the past, present and future. To see the full schedule of African-American Celebration 2011 events, visit www.oakland.edu/aacm.