TGN MADE MEN
"Black men who have succeeded have an obligation to serve as role models for young men entrapped by a vicious cycle of poverty, despair and hopelessness."
~ Benjamin L. Hooks
TGN MADE MEN
TGN Made Men is an event hosted by The Gentlemen’s Network to celebrate International Men’s Day. We do this by recognising positive black males that lead by example and inspire the next generation.
Ultimately this is a day to celebrate their achievements loud and proud!
Since 2017, we have hosted over 200 people and the event is known to be an evening full of inspiration, with a highly engaged audience motivated by a hand-selected panel of positive male role models within the Afro-Caribbean community.
Those honoured include a panel of black male community leaders, businessmen and professionals who share their journey, touching on the challenges they overcame, making them into the men they are today.
Objectives for TGN Made Men
The objectives for TGN Made Men is taken from the 6 Pillars for International Men's Day:
To promote positive male role models;
not just movie stars and sportsmen but every day, working-class men who are living decent, honest lives
To celebrate men’s positive contributions
to society, community, family, marriage, childcare, and to the environment
To focus on men’s health and wellbeing;
social, emotional, physical and spiritual
To highlight discrimination against men;
in areas of social services, social attitudes and expectations, and law
To improve gender relations and promote gender equality
To create a safer, better world;
where people can be safe and grow to reach their full potential
For more about International Men's Day and its history please visit here.