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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
sjohnson145@uco.edu


Black Male SummitSummit Schedule - Wednesday, March 28, 2018 

Registration and Breakfast

Welcome | 8:30 a.m. Grand Ballroom

Stevie Johnson Asst. Director, Diversity Retention, Director of the Black Male Initiative & Fellows Program, UCO

Dr. Myron Pope Vice President for Student Affairs University of Central Oklahoma

President Don Betz University of Central Oklahoma

Keynote Speaker | 9- 9:50 a.m. Grand Ballroom

Lawrence Ware Co-Director of the Center for Africana Studies and Teaching Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Oklahoma State University

10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.| Session 1

1. The Value of a Dollar True Sky Credit Union NUC 314

2. Effective Teaching with a Global Mindset Dr. Fred Hammond NUC 326

3. What is #BLACKBOYJOY? Dr.Rodney Bates, Miles Kelly, DJ Williams NUC 421

4. Bandwidth Recovery - How you can help yourself to regain cognitive resources lost to poverty, racism, and other “differentisms”? Dr.Cia Verschelden NUC 304

5. It Was All A Dream… Goal Setting for a Hip Hop Generation Lauren Whiteman NUC 320B

6. Good Kid, M.A.A.D. (Mental Awareness and Development) City: An Illmatic Guide to Discuss Hip Hop and Mental Health Carl Patterson NUC 320C

7. #NotAnObject : Counteracting the Sexualization of Women Using Social Media - Christiana Kyles NUC 312

8. To be Young, Gifted and BLACK in the classroom Quentin Dixon & Whitney Caldwell NUC 300

9. 4:44 "Dissecting Black Male Mental Health" Jordan Broiles & LaVonya Bennett NUC 201

10. Are We Still slaves? An Examination of the History and Reincarnation of Slavery in the US Kayla Storrs NUC 202

11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.| Session 2

11. The Value of a Dollar True Sky Credit Union NUC 314

12. How to Stop Eclipsing their Moonlight: A Teacher's Reflective Practice/Toolkit to continue healthy Identity Development in Black Boys Turner Cooper NUC 326

13. What is #BLACKBOYJOY? Dr. Rodney Bates, Miles Kelly, DJ Williams NUC 421

14. You're Great and You Don't Even Know It! Derrick Sier NUC 304

15. #HowWillIChange Regennia Johnson NUC 320B

16. Good Kid, M.A.A.D. (Mental Awareness and Development) City: An Illmatic Guide to Discuss Hip Hop and Mental Health Carl Patterson NUC 320C

17. 5 Things That Will Help a Young and Educated Black Male Navigate Life! Antonio Ross NUC 312

18. Create & Own: I Found My Voice Through Hip Hop Jacobi Isham NUC 300

19. Illuminating your Career Goals Kenedie McAdams and Elizabeth Enck NUC 201

20. Black and Blue Moving Forward Jaylon Thomas and Kalen Russell NUC 202

Lunch and Awards

Tony Foster Jr. Live Band
Tony Foster Jr. Live is a budding act gaining more fans daily in Oklahoma City. Led by Tony Foster Jr, they play all across the local scene and in surrounding areas. The band is an eclectic mix of soul, folk and jazz music with an R&B sound to die for.

Spoken Word | Sam Dyer
Funeral Service Junior, Black Male Initiative and Fellows Program Member

Recognition of True Sky Credit Union | Scholarships
True Sky Credit Union Scholarship UCO Undergraduate Admissions Scholarship African-American Faculty & Staff Association Scholarship Perry Publishing & Broadcasting Scholarship

2:15 p.m.- 3:00 p.m. | Keynote Speaker

Dr. Christopher Emdin

Associate professor in the Department of Mathematics, Science, and Technology at Teachers College, Columbia University

Group Photo |3:05 p.m. Nigh Center

3:15 p.m. | Closing Remarks

 Depart