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Summit at a Glance


MEN OF COLOR SUMMIT THEME/TRACK KEY
Career and professional development   Entrepreneurship   Masculinity/personal identity
Retention rates, graduation and student achievement   Social/community engagement



THURSDAY, APRIL 12

7:30 A.M. – NOON REGISTRATION 
7:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M. EXHIBITORS 
7:30 A.M. – 5 P.M. MERCHANDISE SALES 
8:30 – 9:45 A.M. REMARKS: BRIAN HEAT 
OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: ROLAND MARTIN 
10 – 10:30 A.M. TIGER ALLIANCE WELCOME: BRIAN HEAT

 

10:30 – 11:15 A.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
“Presented in 60 Seconds …”  
“Is This School a Fit? The Importance of College Adjustment, Institutional Attachment, Self-Efficacy and Academic Buoyancy”  
“A Conversation with Tom Joyner”  
“Using Adaptive Leadership to Foster Change”  
“Paw Journey”  
“The Entrepreneurial Spirit”  
“League of Extraordinary Dreamers”  
“Enhancing Your Scholarship and College Applications through Community Service and Engagement”  

NOON – 1:30 P.M. KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: CHRIS HOWARD, PH.D. 

2:15 – 3 P.M. — CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
“Leadership Lessons”  
“Black and Latino Writing: Personal, Academic, Professional and Political Empowerment”  
“The State of Black Education in South Carolina”  
“Student Leadership Initiative: Transforming Schools Through Student Empowerment”
  “‘It Made Me Want to do Better for Myself’: Performing Arts Education and Academic Identity”  
“Success Stories: The Recruitment of Men of Color in Engineering  
“Developing a Mentoring Program for Multicultural Males”  

3:15 – 4 P.M. — CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
“‘I Felt Like the Odds Were Against Me’: Experiences of African-American Males at a PWI”  
“Can You Hear Me NOW? Helping This Generation Understand Precisely What You Expect So That They Can Succeed”
  “Financial Leadership for Today’s Young Man of Color”  
“Taking Flight: Building the Next Generation of Leaders for South Carolina and Beyond”  
“Tune In. Listen Up!”  
“Flip the Script: Changing Your Narrative to Achieve Success”  
“Benefits of Educational Choice for Students of Color”  
“A Call for the Next Generation of African-American and Latino Male Educators”  

4:15 – 5 P.M. KEYNOTE ADDRESS: DAMON WILLIAMS, PH.D. 
5:30 – 8:30 P.M. EVENING EVENT: DOWNTOWN ALIVE 




FRIDAY, APRIL 13 

7:30 A.M. – NOON REGISTRATION 
7:30 A.M. – 2 P.M. EXHIBITORS 
7:30 A.M. – 2 P.M. MERCHANDISE SALES
8 – 9:15 A.M. OPENING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: WES MOORE

 

9:45 – 10:30 A.M. CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
“Why Culturally Relevant Courses are Important to Black and Hispanic Students”  
“Increasing the Impact: African-American Males Mattering on PWI Campuses”  
“Improving Efficacy in New Male Teachers of Color: A Model of Partnership in Professional Development”  
“Cut Out the Fluff: A Real Discussion About Sustaining an Urban Male Mentoring Program”  
“Jump! Working Through Fear to Reach Your Full Potential”   “Programming Your Thoughts: Understanding the Power of the Mind Using Brain-Controlled Robots”
  “Drawing Strength from Culture and Community: Three Perspectives”  
“Building a Pipeline from Grade School to Graduate School for Black Males”  

10 – 10:30 A.M. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT Q&A: WES MOORE 

10:45 – 11:30 A.M. — CONCURRENT SESSIONS 
“How We Improved the Four-Year Graduation Rates of a So-Called At-Risk Population by 61 Percent”  
“Standing in the Gap: Influencing Public Policy to Close the Achievement Gap”  
“The Man Behind the Mask: Workshop on Achievement, Masculinity and Mental Health”  
“Intertwining Racial Identity Development and Awareness into Music Education”  
“The Orangeburg Leadership Academy”  
“Playing the Hand That You Are Given”  
“I Believe I Can Fly … and Thereby Accomplish So Much More”  
“Innovative Classrooms that Work: A Platform that Inspires the Voice of African-American and Hispanic Males”  

NOON – 1:30 P.M. KEYNOTE LUNCHEON: JUAN WILLIAMS 
2 – 3 P.M. CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS: CARLOS SANTIAGO