19 January, 2016
GLOBAL PARENTING NETWORK CEO MR. GREGORY JOHNSON TO MODERATE "MEN AND BOYS OF COLOR GLOBAL COMMUNITY HEALTH 1/24/2016 TELECONFERENCE
P R E S S R E L E A S E
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT:
MR. GREGORY JOHNSON
CEO – GLOBAL PARENTING NETWORK
President's Volunteer Service Award
OHIO (USA) REGIONAL COORDINATOR – INTERNATIONAL MEN’S DAY
Ohio (USA) Affiliate - Attachment Parenting International \
Ohio (USA) Affiliate - Fathers and Families Coalition of America
CLEVELAND, OHIO (USA) – 19 JANUARY 2016 -- How does racism, lack of real life options, poverty, lack of equal access to physical and mental health resources and support services, unemployment, and mass incarceration impact on the emotional health of Men and Boys of Color? Are the unique challenges that Men and Boys of Color face robbing them of their emotional freedom? Do Men and Boys of Color need a safe haven to freely express their wide range of emotions – particularly, the natural reaction to emotional and physical distress? MR. GREGORY JOHNSON, CEO of Global Parenting Network, member of the American Psychology Association, Executive Manager, publisher, public speaker, researcher, leadership and executive coach, organizational development specialist and the Ohio (USA) Regional Coordinator for 2016 International Men’s Day, will moderate the “Men And Boys Of Color Global Community Emotional Health” Teleconference scheduled for Sunday, 24 January 2016 at 10:00 A.M. (USA – New York Time) and 3:00 P.M. (USA – New York Time). The teleconference call dial-in number is 712-775-7031 and the access code is: 803 828.
MR. GREGORY JOHNSON is one of the more active advocates for Fatherhood in the United States. He is associated with domestic and international Fatherhood organizations and networks that share information and further the important mission of Fatherhood and the responsibilities to children and families. In 2000, MR. JOHNSON and his late wife, DR. THERESA MEJIA-JOHNSON formed a non-profit titled I Am A Dream for the express purpose of providing Fatherhood and Family information through workshops, newsletters, public speaking and networking throughout numerous communities in the United States and the World. MR. JOHNSON and his late wife also launched a publishing venture – a bimonthly parenting magazine for Fathers called Fathers Perspective. He has spoken and written on the subject of Fatherhood in many locations throughout the United States, including Phoenix, Albuquerque, Washington, D.C., West Palm Beach, Denver, Orlando, Tampa, St. Petersburg, Columbus, Cleveland and others.
Currently, MR. JOHNSON serves as the Principal Partner and Chief Executive Officer of the Concentric Leadership Institute and is the former President and Chief Officer of the Pinellas County Urban League in St. Petersburg, Florida and former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Urban League of Greater Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition, he has had a successful career in the health care industry which has spanned nearly 20 years in various professional capacities such as Vice President of Mercy Hospitals, Administrator of Rheumatic & Immunologic Disease at Cleveland Clinic and Manager of Business Operations for Hanna Pavilion of University Hospitals of Cleveland. He has also served as the State Director of the March of Dimes in Ohio.
The “Men And Boys Of Color Global Community Emotional Health” Teleconference is being convened in observance of “January 2016: Men And Boys Emotional Freedom Month” which is the brainchild of the USA International Men’s Day Team in response to the alarmingly rising suicide rates for Men and Boys and in alignment with the theme for 2016 International Men’s Day -- “Talk About Male Suicide”. “January 2016: Men And Boys Emotional Freedom Month” calls attention to, among other things, the need for the creation of safe havens for Men and Boys to freely express their wide range of emotions and greater and equal access to mental health resources and support for services for our sons, fathers, husbands, grandfathers, great grandfathers, uncles, fiancées, brothers, cousins, nephews, co-workers, and neighbors.
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