THURS. DEC 17, 8PM | Men Cry Too: Sam Ford in Conversation with Eugene Puryear, Stuart Anderson, and
A discussion following the 8:00PM performance exploring the role of masculinity in relation to violence in our community.
MODERATOR: SAM FORD
Sam Ford is a general assignment reporter for ABC7/WJLA-TV. He joined the station's team in 1987. Previously, Sam spent nine years as a correspondent for CBS News. During his tenure at the network, Sam was stationed at CBS bureaus in New York, Atlanta, and Washington. Prior to CBS, he reported to WCCO-TV in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After earning a Bachelor of Science in journalism from the University of Kansas, Sam attended graduate school for journalism at the University of Minnesota.
Stuart Anderson is the Founding Director of Family & Friends of Incarcerated People (FFOIP), a community based organization that works to keep families connected to their incarcerated loved ones and support the re-entry of family members back into the community.
Stuart serves as the lead organizer for the world-renowned, annual Martin Luther King Parade and Peace Walk in Washington, DC. Stuart was awarded the Port in The Storm Activist award by the Washington Peace Center in 2013 in recognition of this work and his leading role in the community.
Stuart holds an Associate’s Degree in Business Management, an Associate’s Degree in Legal Assistance, and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from The University of the District of Columbia. Stuart is a dedicated and loving father of three beautiful women and believes nothing is more important than their safety and the safety of every child, mother, and family in Ward 8.
Stuart was born and raised in Washington, D.C. and lives in historic Anacostia.
Eugene Puryear is a Washington, D.C.-based activist. As a high school student in Charlottesville, Va, Eugene organized a walkout when the war in Iraq began in 2003, and helped to organize a number of the large-scale demonstrations that took place against the continuing U.S. war and occupation of Iraq and Afghanistan. He was a key leader In the struggle to free the Jena Six in 2007, was a founder of the Jobs Not Jails coalition, DC Ferguson Movement and Stop Police Terror Project in Washington D.C., and is the author of the book Shackled and Chained: Mass Incarceration in Capitalist America.
Ty is a 20 year-old who is currently pursuing his Ph. D in Global Affairs at Rutgers Newark. This is his third degree, having gotten his Bachelors from the University of Baltimore in Psychology, History, Government, & Public Policy at 15 and his Masters from Liberty University in Human Services at 17.