Each year we recognize men in our community who bring awareness and advocate against domestic violence & its intersections. Attendees acknowledged all men in the community with special presentations to this year’s honorees while enjoying a catered brunch by Lyndsays Kakes & Katering.

This year’s honorees are:

Pastor Dwayne Hunt, Abundant Grace Fellowship; Officer Clayton Turner . Memphis Police Department; Mr. David Jordan, President and CEO of Agape Child and Family Services, Inc.; Mr. Kariem-Abdul Salaam, Director of Project M.O.S.T.-Men of Southwest TN Community College, and Mr. Derrick Kendall, Owner of Expert Automotive.

Our Keynote Speaker was none other than Mr. LaDell Beamon. A native Memphian, LaDell is the Founder and CEO of Heal the Hood Foundation of Memphis. He is an accomplished writer, director, actor and producer whose work with the youth and community service is not only known locally but all across the country with huge celebrity star power, including the likes of renowned actor, film director, and producer Robert Townsend. Since 1993, he and his amazing organizational team have served over 70, 000 youth with various programs, summits, plays, celebrity basketball events, the Wake Up Tour…AND then, there’s the creation of Memphis’ very own Superhero-WAKE! HTH addresses social issues to include bullying, human trafficking, domestic violence, and social media responsibility.

It is our goal to present the community with as many positive images of men who are standing up, speaking out and demonstrating positive images of mentorship and healthy relationships that are many times unknown or overlooked. You can still join us in our efforts to bring awareness and change regarding domestic violence.