MAR 17: Black Boys and Men Speaker Series

Program centers Black boys and men during the pandemic to have a community conversation with students, educators, parents and policymakers.

About this Event

You’re invited to the Second Annual Black Boys and Men Speaker Series – Virtual Edition. The speaker series seeks to bridge research, theory, and practice and offer attendees culturally grounded, asset, and strength-based perspectives for Black boys and Black men. The event is hosted by the Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers.

Policy Spotlight and Community Conversation

The program theme is Centering Black Boys and Men During a Global Pandemic. The program prioritizes and humanizes Black boys’ and men’s experiences throughout the K-12 and collegiate pipeline during the coronavirus pandemic for teachers, administrators, professors, instructional support staff, stakeholders, and families. Black male high school students, educational leaders, and parents will engage in a Community Conversation about Black male students’ academic, social, and emotional well-being during the pandemic. The Community Conversation will be include

  1. Facilitator: Mr. Alontae Elliott, History Education, and Undergraduate Fellow, CRM-BMST.
  2. Student: Mr. Quadrick Harper, Roosevelt High School, District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC
  3. Student: Mr. Marcellis McQueen, Randallstown High School, Baltimore County Public Schools, Randallstown, MD
  4. Student: Mr. Kenneth Santos, Pickerington Central High School, Pickerington Local School District, Columbus, OH
  5. Student: Mr. Raphael Esemoto, Paint Branch High School, Montgomery County Public Schools, Burtonsville, MD
  6. Dr. Sean Coleman, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Studies and Leadership, Founding Faculty Fellow, CRM-BMST
  7. Dr. Daryl Howard, Leader, BOND Project and BOND Boys Learning and Leadership Institute Leader, 2021 Black Male Student Empowerment Awardee BBMELA1865
  8. Dr. Renee Garraway, Culturally Responsive Educational Leader in Special Education, Parent of Black Boys, BSU Alumna

The program will also feature, Dr. Vermelle Greene, Chair, Task Force on Achieving Academic Equity and Excellence for Black Boys, Maryland State Board of Education. The Task Force was provided a charge to report findings, recommendations, and suggested implementation plan to the State Board. Dr. Greene will provide a brief update to the community about the Task Force report and let them know how they can support and act on this important work.

Black Boys and Young Men Video Documentary

This year, the program will feature a documentary of Black Boys and Young Men at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. We need your help! We want to hear from Black boys and young men in elementarymiddle, and high school to learn more about their experiences and perspectives during COVID-19. We have created a Flipgrid prompt for Black male students at each grade level to collect videos for us to create the documentary. We are asking Black male students and families to help us collect the videos. The documentary will be officially released at the program. You can access the videos with the links below:

We will provide a token of appreciation to young men who complete the video:

Please invite guests, family, and friends to the program and spread the word to your personal, family, community, professional and social media networks!


We Need Your Help to Produce the Next Generation of Black Male Educators!

Buy T-Shirts, Hoodies, and Mask to Support Black Male Educators!

The Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers specializes in increasing the number of Black male educators, supporting, retaining, developing, and empowering Black male educators. The Center is committed to achieving goals through programs, initiatives, cutting-edge and innovative research centered on Black male students and Black male educators. This is the Center’s first custom ink campaign to raise funds for the Minority Male Educator Endowed Scholarship to provide regular and sustainable support to male educators. We need your help to fund the scholarship fully. The fundraiser ends on March 8, 2021. We need your help!

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Support the Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers

If you would like to donate to the Minority Male Educator Scholarship or Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers, please do so using the following links:

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Become one of our founding donors for the Minority Male Educators Endowed Scholarship who have invested in the next generation of Black male educators!

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Check out the Center’s 2019-2020 Annual Report to learn more about our work and accomplishments:

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