One of Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute’s most important initiatives is Black Marriage Day. Agencies in over 300 cities in the United States host Black Marriage Day annually.This national event provides a public forum to celebrate and honor marriages, and provide educational resources, particularly in the Black community. When marriages are strong and healthy, communities are strong and healthy. Children have less tendency to be delinquent, tend to graduate at greater rates, and generally have better emotional and social outcomes. Families are more likely to be fiscally responsible, to give charity, etc.
This event is free and open to the public, made possible through the community collaborative efforts of the Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute and other organizations.
Couples will have an opportunity to Renew their Wedding Vows, joining hundreds of other couples renewing their vows throughout the United States. Prior to vow renewals, couples and singles can attend a life changing marriage and healthy relationship workshop, facilitated by Certified Family Life Educators from the Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute.
Black Marriage Day activities include educational and cultural activities for couples, families and communities and underscore the importance of getting skills and support. (The Dasi-Ziyad Family Institute has also hosted Cleveland’s First and only Hispanic Marriage Day).
Troubled marriages and divorce “impose heavy costs on businesses, while strong marriages improve corporate bottom lines.” says Dr. Allan Carlson, President, The Howard Center for Family & Society.