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LOCAL>> Craig Melvin – Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father

Presented by Commonwealth Club at Streaming Arts

Jul 12 2021
LOCAL>> Craig Melvin – Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father

NBC co-host/author in conversation with Raj Mathai, NBC anchor

Involved, caring fathers make a lasting impact on their children’s lives.

On his “Today Show” “Dads Got This!” series, Craig Melvin explores the inspiring stories of fathers across the nation who are dedicated to making a difference in their kids’ lives. He’s covered fathers who are frontline workers, raising their children alone, and working with children with learning and physical disabilities.

Now, in his new book Pops: Learning to Be a Son and a Father, Craig Melvin investigates his own relationship with his father and how it influences the way he chooses to pursue fatherhood.

Addiction, transformation and redemption are the honest truths at the core of Melvin’s story. Craig’s father, Lawrence, was distant and often absent due to work obligations and alcohol addiction, but a fiercely loving mother made sure their family stayed together.

In his book, Melvin reveals what makes an inspiring, proactive father as seen through the people in his life—uncles, teachers, mentors—and how their examples set a standard for his own fatherhood journey.

A story of journey, understanding and reconciliation, Craig Melvin is exploring the honest truths of fatherhood. Join us as Melvin discusses the joys and challenges of being a father.

Note: This program was previously scheduled for June 23


$5 – General Admission
$27 – General Admission + book

Free for members, with discount code at registration

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5:00 - 6:00 pm PT

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