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´My Brother's Keeper´
Local Panel Discussions

Archived Webcasts

Watch the webcasts of Chicago and Philadelphia leaders discussing actions being taken to improve the life outcomes of boys and men of color.


Archived 'My Brother's Keeper' Webcasts

Watch the Chicago and Philadelphia Listening Sessions

Join the important conversation about ´My Brother's Keeper´, a national initiative aimed at improving the life outcomes of boys and young men of color.

These events featured a sneak peek of 'My Brother's Keeper', a Discovery Channel exclusive program, and a panel discussion with local and national leaders discussing the important efforts taking place that are making a real difference. Every community must come together to support this national initiative; lets learn from each other.

About ´My Brother's Keeper´

´My Brother’s Keeper´ is a White House initiative that seeks to improve the expected life outcomes of boys and men of color — while simultaneously altering public perception of them — through public-private partnerships. In 2014, Discovery Communications committed to produce and air a TV special that chronicles the lives of young men of color and the interventions that made a difference in their lives. The special will premier on Discovery Channel on Father’s Day 2015 and is one of the many efforts underway to address the narrative change component of ´My Brother’s Keeper´. To learn more about this national initiative, read the press release.

Chicago: April 23, 2015


  • Jesse Ruiz, Interim CEO, Chicago Public Schools
  • Annette Gurley, Chief Officer of Teaching & Learning, Chicago Public Schools
  • James Cole, Jr, General Counsel, US Department of Education
  • Maricela Garcia, Chief Executive Officer, Gads Hill Center
  • Candice Jones, Director, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
  • Tim King, Founder & CEO, Urban Prep Academies
  • Anthony Watson, Director, Youth Guidance, Becoming a Man
  • Moderated by Yamiche Alcindor, national reporter, USA Today

Philadelphia: May 7, 2015


  • U.S Representative Chaka Fattah, 2nd District Pennsylvania
  • Dr. William R. Hite Jr, Superintendent, School District of Philadelphia
  • Charles H. Ramsey, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Police Department
  • Edwin Desamour, Executive Director, Men in Motion in the Community (MIMIC)
  • Michael A. Nutter, Mayor, City of Philadelphia
  • Rosalyn J. McPherson, President & CEO, The Urban League of Philadelphia
  • Nathaniel Bolden, Student Representative, School of the Future
  • Robert Listenbee, Administrator of the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention for the U.S. Department of Justice
  • Moderated by Renee Chenault-Fattah, NBC10 News Anchor