house resolution no.120

Reps. Scott, Brixie, Aiyash, O'Neal, Neeley, Young, McKinney, Tyrone Carter, Brenda Carter, Wilson, Wegela, Hoskins, Edwards, Dievendorf, Rogers and Whitsett offered the following resolution:

A resolution to declare June 17, 2023, as Black Men Awareness Day in the state of Michigan.

Whereas, Black Men Awareness Day is to recognize the achievements and contributions of Black men and the significant role they play towards enhancing the family and the community in which they live; and

Whereas, Black Men Awareness Day is a day where Black men come together to highlight the positive impact they make on the community every single day and inspire more Black youth and men to serve their family and community; and

Whereas, Black Men Awareness Day is a day to bring awareness to the hurdles and adversities that Black men experience and conquer in the face of systemic racism and cultural barriers, and to honor the unique accomplishments of Black men in our state despite these struggles; and 

Whereas, Black men play significant roles in society. They are politicians, construction workers, doctors, barbers, lawyers, police officers, accountants, educators, bankers, machine operators, electricians, business owners, auto workers, plumbers, bus drivers, caregivers, social workers, and countless other professions that help people within the community every day. Above all, they are sons, husbands, fathers, brothers, nephews, friends, and co-workers; and

Whereas, Black Men Awareness Day serves to recognize the strength of Black men, and highlight prominent Black men throughout history, and all the contributions that Black men give to the community, no matter how major or minor they may be; now, therefore, be it

Resolved by the House of Representatives, That the members of this legislative body declare June 17, 2023, as Black Men Awareness Day in the state of Michigan.