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Friday, February 24 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
One narrative cannot sum up Black men as a collective. Yet, too often, we see how the media, institutions, peers, and even family confluence to project what a Black man should embody. But what happens when we break free from external pressures confining our behaviors, interests, and livelihood as a whole? BMI participants of True2You will walk away confident in their individuality as Black males and assess ways to embrace/deflect messages directed from others.
WABM  is pleased to announce this year's Keynote, Dr. Ty-Ron  M. O. Douglas, Ph.D:
"Dr. Douglas is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis at the University of Missouri. Drawing on his international background, Dr. Douglas’ research explores the intersections between identity, community space, and the social and cultural foundations of leadership and education. Specifically, his research interests include Black Masculinity/Black Family/African Diaspora Studies, Critical Spirituality, and Community-based Pedagogical Spaces. 
Dr. Douglas is a dynamic and sought-after international speaker who captivates audiences with his unique combination of depth, wit, and practicality. He has inspired audiences in Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, Bermuda, and the United States, including serving as the 2013 Bermuda College Graduation Commencement Exercises speaker and the 2013 Bermuda Union of Teachers Convention keynote speaker."
***BMI is a Black male targeted symposium, but welcomes and encourages representation from all genders and ethnicities. Additionally, the event is free of charge. 
Follow this link to RSVP. Space is limited!: https://uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_5swPeiYZHTcNtD7

Grainger Hall

975 University Avenue, Madison, WI
Event Categories:

Cultural Education, Lecture/Speaker, Workshop