100 Black Men Team Up with the We Can Do This Campaign
Partnerships are powerful during times like these. Time and time again, we have accumulated goodwill and support from different organizations through collaborations between organizations like the 100 Black Men of America and Stay Well. Below are some ways that we’ve been able to help the Black community to safety through COVID-19 education and vaccine promotion.
Vaccine Drives: The 100 have held 14 vaccine drives across the South in San Antonio, Savannah and North Metro, Georgia, Montgomery, Memphis and Jacksonville, Florida. These drives resulted in 620 vaccinations.
Public Service Announcements: The 100 produced four public service announcements that promoted vaccines for youth and young adults. The videos were posted on The 100’s national social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Their total reach was 351,647 views.
Webinar: In conjunction with Morehouse School of Medicine – The 100 live streamed a webinar on Facebook and YouTube to discuss COVID misconceptions and youth vaccination guidelines. The total reach of the webinar was 52,380 views.
Virtual Town Hall: The 100 held virtual town hall meetings to encourage the Black population to get COVID vaccines. The total reach was 320,500 views. The meetings were recorded and disseminated on Kirkland’s Korner, a nationally syndicated podcast.
Partnerships within Partnerships: To maximize reach, the 100 joined efforts with Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kiwanis Club, Methodist Healthcare Foundations and other organizations to help spread information on COVID-19 and upcoming Stay Well vaccination events. Their contributions have been immeasurable.
Facebook Live: A collaboration between The 100 and Russ Parr, a TV and radio personality, was featured on the Stay Well, Stay Connected Facebook Live. Parr and Dr. Eric D. Griggs, who serves as health and wellness chair for 100 Black Men, talked about their concerns about the convergence of COVID and influenza this winter as well as the impact of COVID in the Black community.