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Barbershop Talk to take place April 8 at University

African-American and Latino males are invited to a Barbershop Talk Monday, April 8, at 7 p.m. in the Thompson Student Union Auditorium.

“The event consists of African-American and Latino males engaging in frank and open discussion of issues pertinent to men of color while having access to free haircuts, food and health screenings,” David Young, director of Toledo Excel and Special Projects, said.

More than 100 men attended the Barbershop Talk last fall.

In addition to clinical preventative health education, the event will offer free blood pressure screenings and body mass index readings.

The barbers wielding the shears and razors are among the best in Toledo, according to Young.

“Last semester, we had more than 100 young men attend this event,” Young said. “The conversation was lively and impactful. The cooperative spirit among the student organizations, faculty and staff was wonderful to see. This second event will be in a larger space and feature more barbers. We are very excited and expect a great turnout.”

The free, public event is sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Student Success African-
American Initiatives, Brothers on the Rise, Student African-American Brotherhood, National Pan-Hellenic Council, Multicultural Greek Council and the National Society of Black Engineers.

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