Real Talk... Real Change is the largest annual community dialogue in Northeast Florida.

The event was inspired in 2009 by a conversation with E3 National Director Anthony M. Butler, Sr. and community advocate and entrepreneur Ronnie Cage during a JCCI sub-committee meeting on infant mortality. The event has covered topics including prejudice & colorism, youth rights, family values, mental health and more. Corporate sponsors have included Florida Blue, Law Firm of Kevin Cobbin, CSX Transportation, BB&T Bank, JCCI, NE Florida Healthy Start Coalition, City of Jacksonville and many from the small business and entrepreneurial community. In fact, Real Talk... Real Change is the only community based event which has been developed by entrepreneurs for the general public. This free event is now in its 7th year and is looking to expand to Baltimore, Atlanta and Orlando in 2017.

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We invite you to attend what is now the largest annual community dialogue in North Florida as we have a community dialogue around the identity, roles, and perceptions surrounding men of the First Coast.

RTRC is a dynamic and thought provoking event which brings together people from all walks, cultures, and professions to discuss issues, raise awareness and honestly recognize where we are as a community. (Real Talk) The event includes opportunities to meet organizations who are passionate about the topics and find ways to become engaged and productive as a supporter or advocate (Real Change)

RTRC VII will deal with what it means for men to be "Da Man" in their communities. What are their roles as providers, protectors, parents? How has the definition of "being Da Man" changed if at all. How do our men become what is needed for 21st century families? What can be done to help them with career, personal, health (physical and mental), family, and civic environments.

Limited spots for organizations who support this work. For vendor information email

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