March 26 from 1-2 p.m. CT

  • Free to members and nonmembers

Just like in any barbershop, all are welcome to drop in at any time based on their availability and interest.



Join us at the virtual barbershop as we talk about life ... REAL life. Being Black in America means many things, but one of the most prevalent issues is experiencing racism daily on multiple fronts. From standard microaggressions on up through direct confrontations, the men who'll be waiting on their haircuts at our barbershop have experienced it all.  

Discussion Topic

With political divisiveness related to white supremacy on the rise and the perpetuation of social, economic, and health care injustice for Black Americans, our country is experiencing mass unrest and protest at levels not seen in decades. What sense can we make from these events in order to envision and realize a more equitable and inclusive space and place for everyone? Join us as we explore these issues and the social and political determinants of health through the lens of African American male leaders in the sector. 

This conversation is just one in a four-part Live at the Barbershop series. Register to join us for these other topics:

Leading Positive Change amid Social and Political Unrest
March 26 from 1-2 p.m. CT

Addressing COVID-19 Disparities and the Vaccine Rollout
April 30 from 1-2 p.m. CT

Building Family Resilience by Supporting Black Fathers
June 11 from 1-2 p.m. CT

Supporting Black Students in the Classroom
Aug. 27 from 1-2 p.m. CT

About the Virtual Barbershop

The barbershop is one of a few safe places where black men feel very comfortable in having candid conversations on just about anything. All over America, the barbershop continues to serve as a second home and place of refuge, healing, and compassion for black men.

This virtual space will feature several black male executives from around the country, sharing their perspectives and recommendations on how to increase the number of African American males in leadership positions at human services organizations. Just like in any barbershop, anyone is welcome to drop in at any time based on their availability and interest. 

What You'll Take Away

  • Insight on the causes and effects of divisiveness from all sides of the political spectrum
  • Conditions for Black communities perpetuated by the social and political determinants of health
  • Strategies and solutions for reducing inequities in our systems 
  • Opportunities for community-based organizations to lead positive change

Who Should Join

  • Like the barbershop, all are welcome

Who'll Be at the Barbershop

The Barber

  • Dr. Undraye P. Howard, The Barber, Senior Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Engagement at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Waiting on a Haircut

  • Raphael Holloway, MA, CEO, Gateway Center in Atlanta, GA
  • Reyahd D.J. Kazmi, Esq., Director of Business and Government Strategies, National Youth Advocate Program in Columbus, OH
  • Jesse McLean, MA, Executive Director of Western Pennsylvania and Northeast Ohio, Pressley Ridge in Pittsburgh, PA
  • Julius Mullen Sr., PhD, Chief Clinical Officer, Children & Families First of Delaware
  • Claude A. Robinson Jr., Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Diversity, UCAN in Chicago, IL
  • Jonathan Palmer, Executive Director, Hallie Q. Brown Community Center in St. Paul, MN
  • George Winn, MA, COO, The Children's Center in Detroit, MI

Questions about this webinar should be directed to Dr. Undraye P. Howard "The Barber" senior director of equity, diversity, and inclusion and engagement at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities.