In collaboration with Facebook DC, The Mayor has created an initiative that supports to change the stigma around mental health support for men in communities of color. The Manuscript, is a “Red Table Talk” style web series where men talk about issues that relate to their mental health. Streamed exclusively on Facebook Watch, this series entitled “The Manuscript” will be used to highlight issues such as fatherlessness, male toxicity, grieving after a loss, and the eﬀects of incarceration on families.
Flip The Script
In partnership with the Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE), #FlipTheScript is a positive visual campaign aimed to dispel the myth of the absent Black father, combat negative imagery of men of color that frequent the media, and highlight the role of fathers as it relates to early childhood development.
The Mayor's Office on Fathers, Men and Boys will conduct bi-monthly Father Fun Days with the purpose of engaging families across all eight wards. Activities will include but not be limited to sporting events, outdoor recreationals activities and movie trips