Serge Bielanko of Babble’s Dadding reminded us that it’s Million Father March time again. Last year, we covered a couple of events, and this year, the “march” is expected to grow.
The concept is simple: men, especially dads (but also including “grandfathers, foster fathers, stepfathers, uncles, cousins, big brothers, significant male caregivers and friends of the family,” according to the Black Star Project website), are to take their kids to their first day of school.
While the event was initially created for the African American community, it has been more recently been celebrated by people of all races.
From the Black Star Project website:
The Black Star Project‘s Million Father March takes place from the homes of children to their schools with fathers and men accompanying their children and aims to post Black men near the front door at schools with sizable Black student populations to create an honor guard of strong, positive men supporting all children at that school. The Million Father March is the beginning of a year-long commitment of men to children educationally, socially, financially, emotionally and spiritually.
Again, you don’t need to be black to be a part of this. If you want to be a part of this movement, you can check out the Black Star Project‘s website (below) or call them: 773-285-9600
Thanks again to Dadding‘s Serge Bielanko for helping get this message out!