Free Conference Comes to Savannah to Address Crime and Resilience in the African American Community

Staff Report From Savannah CEO

Friday, May 5th, 2017

The  11th Annual Let Us Make Man Conference at Savannah State University on Saturday, April 29, 2017. Doors open at 7:00 a.m. program begins at 9:00 a.m. Over 600 people are expected to attend.  The conference is designed to deter violence, gang activity and destructive behavior in the African American community through uplifting, interactive, and free workshops. Let Us Make Man: The Gathering to Reclaim Black Manhood Conference 2017 will provide excellence in training, developing and empowering Black men to rebuild and transform the Black family and community. The conference has traveled across the state over the last 10 years including Columbus, Augusta and Atlanta.
Let Us Make Man workshop topics of educational prevention range from gang violence and mental health issues in families to college preparation and conflict resolution. The multi-generational, interactive and relatable format of Let Us Make Man programming has been praised by conference attendees for the last 11 years. The conference is free and open to the public. For more information visit
The 14 conference workshops include: Law & Black Society, Mentoring, Conflict Resolution, Making the Modern Family Work, Recognizing The Genius in Black Youth, What's Next: College, Career or Trade, Understanding Mental Health Issues, Building Black Businesses, Spiritual Development, Motivating Youth to Join "the Movement", Gangs Cliques and Crews, and The Art of Community Organizing.