ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Community leaders held an event at Albany State Saturday, focused on empowering black men. Representative Winfred Dukes and former Atlanta City councilman Derrick Boazman hosted the event all day today.
Participants sat through 10 different workshops focusing on conflict resolution, knowing the law, and helping men understand the importance of maintaining their families.
"Men need to be more engaged within their families particularly within the kids and their significant others," said state representative Winfred Dukes.
Dukes says close to 1000 people were in attendance.