join us for lrsd's black male educator summit shop talk: building community through cutting edge conversations  May 17 - 18 2024 lr southwest high school 9715 mabelvale pike little rock ar 72103

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Dr Jermall Wright

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The Black Male Educator Summit is designed to inspire and equip attendees with the tools necessary to create and lead initiatives that foster community growth and improve outcomes for black male educators and students.

Shop Talk: Building Community Through Cutting Edge Conversations

Summit - May 18th
General Summit Agenda - 7:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 
Registration & Breakfast
Official Conference Opening Activities 
Keynote Speaker
Panel Discussion #1: Current State of Black Males in Education
Breakout Session Topics Include:

  • Mentoring Black Males

  • Black Male Educators as Champions for Literacy

  • Normalizing Mental Health with Black Men & Black Boys

  • Effective Strategies to Engage the 'Alleged' Un-Engagable":

    Connecting the Dots between Education and Wealth

  • In Glow/Out-Flow: Black Men and Wellness

  • Black Male Educator Recruitment & Retention: From an HR
    and Black Male Educator Perspective

  • Using Hip-Hop Culture to Engage Today's Youth

  • Excellence and EmpowerMENt in Black Male Education

  • "Bangin in the Rock" (1994-2024): What to know about
    community youth violence and its implications on schooling
    and Preventing the School-to-Prison Pipeline

Panel Discussion #2: Black Male Educators: The Student Perspective 
Remarks and a Call to Action 
Pledge and Adjournment 

Don’t miss this opportunity to join an impactful movement. The first 250 registrants will be invited to a private reception.

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