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BlackMindsMatter: Realities of black boys and men in education

Location: Student Services Center W201

Free Weekly Public Course via live webstream on #BlackMindsMatter
Next 6 Mondays: Starting 11/6 - 12/11 • 1:30PM - 3:30PM • Student Services Center W-201

Hosted by the Division of Student Affairs

Black Minds Matter addresses the experiences and realities of Black boys and men in education. The free and public weekly course draws parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement and the ways that Black minds are engaged in the classroom. The course will balance a discussion of issues facing Black male students as well as offer research-based strategies for improving their success.

Black boys are significantly more likely to be placed into special education or exposed to disciplinary practices such as suspensions or expulsions; hence removing them from learning environments.

A 2016 report on community college success measure shares that when compared to white students, black students are:
140% more likely to perceive that faculty don't appreciate them;
80% more likely to perceive that faculty are not interested in them;
80% more likely to believe that faculty avoid saying "hello" to them;
90% more likely to perceive that faculty don't want to engage or talk to them, about academic matters outside of the classroom.

Black Minds Matter supports the educational success of black boys and and men and intentionally engages educators and administrators to work against the disparities facing black students.

This course is open virtually (via lifestream) to anyone who would like to participate.

Typically, sessions will occur between 1:30pm to 3:30pm Hawaii Time, unless otherwise specified. During this time, you may expect opening commentary by J. Luke Wood as well as guest lectures, speeches, and interviews with key leaders in the field.

Following the 2 hour webinar, Karishma Kamath (Director of Student Conduct in Student Affairs) will lead a short discussion based on the weekly lecture.

The public version of this course represents the first hour of the actual Black Minds Matter course that is offered by the College of Education at San Diego State University (SDSU).

SCHEDULE

WEEK 3 – 11/06/17- Ascription of Intelligence
Speaker: Fred A. Bonner II, Prairie View A&M University
Interviewee: Donna Ford, Vanderbilt University

WEEK 4 – 11/13/17- Assumptions of Criminality
Speaker: Tyrone C. Howard, University of California Los-Angeles
Interviewee: Pedro Noguera, University of California Los-Angeles
Speaker: Nesha Savage, San Diego City College

WEEK 5 – 11/20/17- Campus Climates and Non-Cognitive Outcomes
Speaker: Terrell L. Strayhorn, DoGoodWork LLC
Interviewee: James L. Moore III, The Ohio State University
Interviewee: Kimberly A. Griffin, University of Maryland=

WEEK 6 – 11/27/17- Promising Practices for Teaching and Learning
Speaker: Ilyasah Shabazz, Educator & Daughter of Malcom X and Dr. Betty Shabazz
Speaker: Chance Lewis, University of North Carolina – Charlotte
Interviewee: Jawanza Kunjufu, African American Images

WEEK 7 – 12/04/17- Holistic Support for Black Male Learners
Speaker: Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
Interviewee: Robert T. Palmer, Howard University
Speaker: Vanessa McCullers, Moms of Black Boys (MOBB) United

WEEK 8 – 12/11/17- Advancing Black Male Policy, Support and Research
Interviewee: Ivory Toldson, Howard University
Speaker: Robert Simmons, Campaign for Black Male Achievement
Interviewee: Jerlando F. L. Jackson, University of Wisconsin Madison

For more information, contact Karishma Kamath, Director of Student Conduct, at karishma@hawaii.edu or 932-7472.

For more information, contact: karishma@hawaii.edu (808) 932-7472

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