Propellernet x Dad La Soul
At Propellernet, we’re always looking for ways to engage with our local community and amplify our social impact. Our offices get used a lot by our teams during working hours- from Brightonians who frequent their favourite desk most days a week, to our further-afield colleagues who pop in a couple of times a month for their team anchor days. That said, our offices have the potential to be used for much more than client work and marketing mixers. We thought why not make use of the space and open our doors to, not something that will benefit us as a business, but something that will benefit our local community. Our office space is a part of that, after all.
Enter, Dad La Soul. Founded in 2016 by social entrepreneur Dan Flanagan, Dad La Soul is a Worthing-based community project that seeks to end loneliness within the dad community. They build key partnerships with tech innovators, co-working spaces, university research teams, social housing providers, local authorities, and brands to produce a massive range of dad-friendly events and content.
Dad La Soul gives dads access to innovative, safe spaces and expert and peer-led dad resources and experiences to share their struggles and stories, and they use their collective backgrounds in the arts, music, tech and play to ensure they, and their children have a kick-ass time doing it. Dad La Soul is now widely recognised as the leading organisation of its kind in the UK.
We’re thrilled to be partnering with this incredible organisation as they bring their dads-only meetups to Brighton. Every last Thursday of the month, Propellernet will be hosting Dad La Soul at our offices in central Brighton. There’ll be free tea & coffee, free beer, stand up comedians, special guest speakers, VR headsets and board games. For the inaugural event on Thursday 28th September, the crew will be joined by Jason Baker, Tech Founder and host of Diary of a Sober CEO. On being invited to speak at the event, Jason said,
“I feel really privileged to have been asked by Dan to speak at the first Dad La Soul meet up. The statistics on men’s mental health and the historical and cultural challenges that exist are well documented. Groups like Dad La Soul provide a safe space for men to talk openly and honestly. I feel sure that spaces like this are critical to improving and supporting men’s mental health, encouraging communication and a support network for us all.”
We feel privileged to be able to share our space with such an important organisation, and we can’t wait to work with Dan and the Dad La Soul team.
Grab your tickets here.