Man Up! featuring Dr. Dallas Dance, April 29th at Woodlawn High

“Making My Black Life Matter – Creating a Global Vision”
4th Annual ‘Man Up! Symposium’ coming to Baltimore County
 Collaborative effort focuses on Black male and parental development in day-long program

(WOODLAWN – April 7, 2017) – Challenges facing African American males are well-known and have become a daily conversation in our community —from incarceration to violence, to school drop-out rates, racial profiling and a lack of opportunity and need for guidance. Upcoming workshops organized by the Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. through its EMBODI program in collaboration with A. Colie Business Services, LLC and Black Professional Men, Inc., will engage the young men and their parents in thought-provoking dialogue, while offering life lessons and practical tips in an effort to positively impact the lives of those in attendance.

The 2017 Symposium will cover a range of topics for young men including emotional intelligence, character building, STEM, entrepreneurship and manhood. Topics for parents will include educational advocacy and parenting across the generational gap. Our guest speaker for the opening session will be Dr. S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent of the Baltimore County Public Schools, who will address educating black males in today’s society, parental advocacy, and outside influences impacting success in the classroom.

Saturday, April 29, 2017
10:00 a.m. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.)
Woodlawn High School
1801 Woodlawn Drive
Baltimore MD 21207
Free Admission and Open to the Public
Breakfast and Lunch Served
Registration Required at

Empowering Males to Build Opportunities for Developing Independence (EMBODI) is an initiative of the national organization of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., (DST) implemented and tailored for local communities by individual chapters of the Sorority. EMBODI is designed to uplift African-American males educationally, socially, and emotionally through dialogue, recommended strategies, programs, and activities.

The Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter of DST, chartered in 1984, collaborates with the Black Professional Men, Inc., the Rho Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and other organizations to address the needs of young males in grades 3 through 12, residing Baltimore County throughout the school year with thought-provoking seminars. For more information about the Sorority, visit our website at Keitha Robinson is President of the Baltimore County Alumnae Chapter.