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Big Sean to Host Mental Health Awareness Discussion in Detroit

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BIG SEAN & THE SEAN ANDERSON FOUNDATION ANNOUNCE 2ND ANNUAL D.O.N. WEEKEND PRESENTED BY ALLY TO CELEBRATE THE COMMUNITY

SATURDAY AUGUST 17 – SUNDAY AUGUST 18

Big Sean to Host Awareness Discussion with Special Guests Dr. & Dr. Jessica Clemons

Other Activities Include The Unveiling of the Sean Anderson Foundation Production Studio, Detroit Block Party & Bowling Party

(August 8, 2019 – Detroit, MI) Multi-platinum artist and philanthropist Big Sean is excited to announce the 2nd Annual Detroit’s On Now (D.O.N.) Weekend presented by the Sean Anderson Foundation and Ally taking place Saturday August 17 – Sunday August 18. The Sean Anderson Foundation’s “Detroit Block Party” and City Council President Pro Tem Mary Sheffield’s “Occupy the Corner-Detroit” are partnering with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM) to bring a free jam-packed event for all ages.

The special weekend celebrates the Detroit families, entrepreneurs, teachers and long-standing institutions that are the backbone of the city. Saturday will feature a special unveiling of the Sean Anderson Foundation Production Studio in the Dauch Campus Boys and Girls Club. Block Party and Occupy the Corner activities will include Live DJ| Free Food | Live Performances | Free Haircuts and Braiding | Neighborhood Hero Awards | Health Screenings | Workforce One Jobs Bus | Felony Expungement | Apprenticeship Opportunities | Carnival Rides | Gaming Stations.

On Sunday, Big Sean will be hosting an insightful Mental Health Awareness Discussion with Dr. Jessica Clemons, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson moderated by Shawn H. Wilson, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. The discussion will explore the narrative and stigma around mental health in the Black Community. A Bowling Party will close out the D.O.N. Weekend on Sunday evening.

“Last year’s D.O.N. Weekend was a huge success, and I’m excited to bring it back for the second year in a row. I have so much love for Detroit and can’t wait to celebrate it with all of the people who make the city great,” says Big Sean.

The events are made possible by presenting sponsor Ally; Puma; Detroit Pistons; Quicken Loans; Fratarcangeli Wealth Management; Essentia Water and D’USSE.

“This weekend is a great opportunity to join with our friends at the Sean Anderson Foundation and Boys and Girls Club to expand on the work we are doing with SAF on Moguls in the Making and BGCSM on Code to Success,” said Andrea Brimmer, chief marketing and public relations officer, Ally. “Ally is focused on aiding economic mobility through programs that provide all individuals greater access to services, education and resources they can use to help improve their economic circumstances and enrich their lives. D.O.N. Weekend demonstrates our commitment to Detroit and to helping the city’s youth gain skills that prepare them to increase their economic mobility in the future.”

“Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan is committed to providing youth with a world class experience, and that’s exactly what the new Sean Anderson Foundation Content & production studio will provide,” said Shawn H. Wilson, President and CEO of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan. “Sean’s passion for helping Detroit youth launch careers in the entertainment industry makes this a perfect fit for our focus on economic mobility for our members.”

All events, Saturday and Sunday, are free and open to the public. Sunday’s events require registering on Eventbrite.

D.O.N. Weekend 2019 Schedule

Saturday, August 17

Ribbon Cutting for Phase 1of Reimagined Dauch Boys and Girls Club
Unveiling of the “Sean Anderson Foundation Production Studio” (11:00 a.m. -Press Only)

Detroit Block Party and Occupy the Corner (12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.)

Location: Dick & Sandy Dauch Boys and Girls Club

16500 Tireman Avenue, Detroit, MI 48228

Sunday, August 18
Mental Health Awareness Discussion (2:00 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.)
Join in the discussion with Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Dr. Jessica Clemons, and Big Sean.

Location: Dick & Sandy Dauch Boys and Girls Club

16500 Tireman Avenue, Detroit, MI 48228

D.O.N. Bowling Party (6:00-9:00pm)
Close out the weekend with Big Sean at the historic Garden Bowl.

Location: Garden Bowl

4120 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48201

For more info head to: https://www.donweekend.org/

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