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Diversity and Inclusion
100 N. University Drive
NUC Box 321
Edmond, OK 73034
Phone: 405-974-5946

Stevie Johnson, M.Ed.
Assistant Director, Diversity Retention

Black Male Summit

Call for Proposals-Deadline January 12, 2018

Theme: Moonlight

Mission: The mission of the Black Male Summit is to: (1) address the historical, cultural and relevant challenges that affect the development of young black males, (2) build pipelines between UCO and public and private high schools across the state of Oklahoma, and (3) encourage the pursuit of obtaining a postsecondary degree.

Learning Objectives

  • Engage in purposeful dialogues that validate the lived experiences of young, black males
  • Explore how identity development is impacted by race, class and gender
  • Establish effective post-secondary educational goals

Topics for discussion:

  • African American History
  • Black Lives Matter movement
  • Black male identity 
  • Black poverty, drugs and violence
  • Community policing
  • Cultural Competency
  • Higher education
  • Hip Hop education
  • Microaggressions
  • K-12 resources and education
  • Race, Class and Gender
  • School to prison pipeline
  • Sexualization of women
  • Sports and social justice
  • Teacher Education Prep (for Faculty, Staff and Advisors only)
  • Voting and politics
  • Well-being and spirituality