In 2010 the activist Big Mike Cummings invited Jorja Leap to bring her internationally recognized expertise in postwar settings such as Bosnia and Kosovo to Los Angeles’s Project Fatherhood. Based in Watts, the organization supports men determined to build their role as fathers. Leap’s new book follows the men’s struggle with the pain of their own losses, chronic poverty, and unemployment as well as their drive to do better. Dr. Belinda Tucker, UCLA professor of psychiatry and biobehavioral sciences, moderates a conversation with Leap and Cummings.
A book signing with Dr. Leap will follow the forum.
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