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The Application for Manhood (Meeting Room 1)
This interactive session addresses the issue: If manhood were a job, could you apply? Furthermore, the session addresses the issue: After reading the job
description and duties, would you want to apply? In response to these issues, the session will offer seven essential issues regarding “manhood” and provide
ten affirmations for the concept of “manhood.”
Mr. Bryant Smith, Lecturer, Clemson University, SC
HOME: There’s No Place Like It! Men Taking Charge
to Help Own Male Education (Meeting Room 3)
This session is a “how to” as much as a “lessons learned” as it
addresses the need for male teachers coupled with increasing
drop-out rates of male students. By “putting a face” on the
concept of owning male education, this interactive session
provides details on the programs and concepts to grow a HOME
experience with a goal of increased numbers of male graduates
and educators.
Dr. Archie Wortham, Associate Professor of Speech, Northeast
Lakeview College, TX
When Things Fall Apart: Employing Heritage as a Vision with
Instruments to Rebuild the Village (Meeting Room 4)
This presentation identifies, examines, and evaluates extant research on
African American and Latino males in higher education. The purpose is to
analyze specific career development, mentoring, and academic support
programming. The primary goal is to underscore the critical need to conjoin
the identities of African American and Latino males with programs and
initiatives on campus. Several effective measures used to recruit, retain,
teach, support and graduate African American and Latino males while
also grooming them for employment will be discussed. Demonstrating the
relationship between heritage and academic achievement and constructing
action strategies are the benefits of this presentation.
Dr. Kevin Brooks, Program Coordinator, Department of African American and
African Studies, The Ohio State University, OH
Dr. Dwight Lewis, Director of Multicultural Programs at the Graduate
School, Purdue University, IN
An Opportunity to Do Better (Meeting Room 5)
This session will discuss a proposed blueprint for using
community colleges to help modernize our nation’s
educational infrastructure (starting in at least middle school)
to improve, enhance, and increase high school graduation
rates, especially among minority and low income students,
and to prepare those students in career readiness and
college readiness leading to increased college graduation
rates. This will be an interactive dialog focused on building
a 21st Century educational infrastructure that develops,
nurtures, and generates the intellectual capital our nation
needs to build, support, and sustain an economy “built to
Dr. Carroll G. Robinson, Trustee, Houston Community College
System, TX
Memory, Restoration, and the Challenges of
Cultural Integration (Meeting Room 7)
This presentation examines the role that memory and historical knowledge
play in the social and cultural development of Black and Latino men.
Blacks and Latinos, for the most part, have been denied accurate and
objective interpretations of their history in America. The root cause of
this historical relegation lies in the fact that Black and Latino males are
and have been powerless, underrepresented, and socio-economically
subordinate to their White male counterparts. Essentially, in order to place
Black and Latino males in proper perspective in American society, one must
understand the nature of the society in which they navigate.
Mr. Reggie Hill, Director of Undergraduate Admissions,
Saint Leo University, FL
Ms. Jennifer Garcia, Director of First Year Experience,
Saint Leo University, FL
Mr. John Lopez, Assistant Director of Graduate Admission, Saint Leo
University, FL
Success to SIGNIFICANCE (Session 1 - Florida Ballroom)
Learn what it takes to define your path to success and begin your accent to significance. Record and Brand Marketing Executive and Philanthropist, Amir Windom,
shares intimate experiences, knowledge, and guidance about being a young executive and the challenges faced. Considering his young age, but depth of experience,
this will definitely be eye-opening. This discussion will touch on entrepreneurship, leadership development and career readiness to name a few. The audience is
encouraged to ask questions.
Mr. Amir Windom, Music and Marketing Executive
(Student Session)
5:15-6:30 p.m.
Evening Plenary, Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Director of the Schomburg
Center for research in Black Culture
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Reception, Featured Enterteinment:
New Groove City
Gumbi Ortiz is known around the world for his exciting conga performance and his knowledge of rhythm and percussion. For the
last 25 years Gumbi has been an integral part of superstar guitarist Al Di Meola’s band; he’s also a teacher, a session player and
leader of Florida based “NEW GROOVE CITY”. During the last 10 years, NEW GROOVE CITY have grown from a revolving base
of young musicians who’ve learned from and played with Gumbi, into a full blown band who record and perform Salsa Timba Funk
Fusion! The new CD features the production team J.U.S.T.I.C.E LEAQUE’s production on the song SIN TI New Groove City’s unique
take on latin music has taken its fan’s by storm!
Kuumba Dancers and Drummers
Founders Myron and Natalie Jackson have presented traditional dance, music and songs of Africa for over 3 decades and initially
studied drum and dance at their respective alma mater’s, Morehouse College and Hampton University.
Their extensive studies in music and choreography from master artists include Babatunde Olatunji, Cornelius Kweku Ganyo, Mabiba
Baegne, Neri Torres, Malik Faye, Souleymane Diop, Kadijah Wilson, Malang Bayo, Djimo Kouyate and Reginald Yates.
Myron and Natalie are recipients of the Florida Association of Multicultural Education Trailblazer Award, Arts Recognition Award
1992 Arts Council of Hillsborough County, Tampa/Hillsborough Youth Council, Weekly Planet’s Best of the Bay/Best Dance
Company1996, and the Brotherhood/Sisterhood Award.
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