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The Black Man Project’s unMASKulinity Virtual Salon – Third Ward Edition

The Black Man Project’s unMASKulinity Virtual Salon – Third Ward Edition


Amidst a global pandemic and a national reckoning with racism, mental health experts are expecting this year to have a devastating impact on communities of color. Disparities have been illuminated, and Black families are facing an increasing variety of challenges related to income, social injustice and access to quality health care. For this reason, The Black Man Project – filmmaker Brian Ellison, anthropologist Marlon Hall, and sculptor Anthony Suber – is hosting a global conversation focused on the Black male experience in contemporary society.

The virtual event aims to reach 3,000 people from around the world to honor the importance of seeking mental health support. Attendees will be connected to Brian, Marlon, and Anthony for a virtual dinner and discussion hosted on the platform Civic Dinners which is designed to create powerful conversations that inspire positive social change.

The Black Man Project – L to R: Marlon Hall, Brian Ellison, Anthony Suber. Photo: LeChell Rush Honorat

unMASKulinity: A Virtual Salon – Third Ward Edition is made possible by the DiverseWorks Project Freeway Fellowship which provides support for Houston-area artists to create socially-engaged or community-based artistic practices within their own neighborhoods. Support for the Project Freeway Fellowship comes from the Texas Commission on the Arts, City of Houston through the Houston Arts Alliance, The Brown Foundation, Inc., The George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation, Houston Endowment, The John Steven Kellet Foundation, The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, and The Wortham Foundation.