Posts Tagged ‘Event’

Black Men XCEL: Changing the Narrative

Attend the Black Men XCEL Summit: Celebrating the Best of Who We Are, from August 30-September 3 in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. The goal of the conference is to honor black men, as part of the larger aim to “challenge and change the narrative of black men, from one of dysfunction and defeat, to a more accurate representation of leadership, excellence, and triumph, often in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds.” The event will include an awards ceremony “designed to be the ultimate recognition of the brilliance and outstanding contributions of black men across industries ranging from business and entertainment to sports and social activism.” The Campaign for Black Male Achievement’s Shawn Dove will be presented as the first ever “BE Modern Man of the Year,” and Representative John Lewis, a civil rights icon, will be honored.

August is Black Philanthropy Month

Get involved with 2017’s Black Philanthropy Month, an annual worldwide celebration of giving by people of African descent. The goals of BPM are “informing, involving, inspiring and investing in Black philanthropic leadership to strengthen African-American and African-descent giving in all its forms.” BPM was created in 2011 and now includes “high-impact events, media stories and service projects.” The central theme for 2017 is Giving Voice to Fuel Change. BPM Campaign Architects Dr. Jacqueline Copeland-Carson, Tracey Webb, and Valaida Fullwood are know as philanthropy trailblazers.

2017 CHANGE Philanthropy Unity Summit

Register for the 2017 Unity Summit: Investing in Movements for Equity. This year the event that will be held from September 17-20 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Participants at the Summit will discuss ways to align philanthropic investments with the goals of resistance, protection, and empowerment.

CBMA’s Promise of Place Webinar on Milwaukee

CBMA Promise of Place Webinar: A Focus on Excellence – Raising The Bar For Cities Supporting Black Men & Boys!

Join our network of cross-sector leaders with the 2016 “Promise of Place Webinar Series,” based on our 2015 report “Promise of Place: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement.”  These webinars will offer specific strategies that encourage cities, networks, organizations and individuals to make tangible progress in their efforts to improve life outcomes and opportunities for Black men and boys.

How do we mobilize and leverage our commitment, relationships and community assets to establish excellence as the standard for the well-being of Black men and boys? The Promise of Place report highlighted 3 key values that cities must embrace to make progress toward this reality:

  • Collective Work and Responsibility: Creating Space for All Concerned, Bound Together by Commitment and Accountability
  • Respect and Recognition: Affirming and Re-imagining Black Men and Boys as Assets in Communities
  • Bold Goals and Outcomes: Setting Aspirational Goals to Guide Collective Work

Each webinar will offer specific strategies to encourage cities, networks, organizations and individuals to make tangible progress in their efforts to offer promise in the places that Black men and boys reside, as well as provide insights on future city based efforts that CBMA will coordinate. We will also spotlight a different city and the progress they are making to become places of promise for Black men and boys.

Rumble Young Man, Rumble’s CBMA Awards

Watch Rumble Young Man, Rumble’s CBMA Awards event from 12/1, which included a poetry slam and a speech by Shawn Dove, CEO of CBMA. Rumble Young Man, Rumble is an annual gathering that convenes leaders nationwide in Louisville to share promising practices and lessons learned and to create collaborations with young Black men in communities across the country.

6th Annual “Rumble Young Man, Rumble”

From 11/30 to 12/2, CBMA will host its 6th annual gathering for Black men and boys. Since 2010, “Rumble Young Man, Rumble” has convened leaders nationwide in Louisville to share promising practices and lessons learned, and to create collaborations with young Black men in communities across the country.

Learn more here.

Promise of Place Webinars: A Focus on Excellence

CBMA Promise of Place Webinar: A Focus on Excellence – Raising The Bar For Cities Supporting Black Men & Boys!

Join our network of cross-sector leaders with the 2016 “Promise of Place Webinar Series,” based on our 2015 report “Promise of Place: Cities Advancing Black Male Achievement.”  These webinars will offer specific strategies that encourage cities, networks, organizations and individuals to make tangible progress in their efforts to improve life outcomes and opportunities for Black men and boys.

How do we mobilize and leverage our commitment, relationships and community assets to establish excellence as the standard for the well-being of Black men and boys? The Promise of Place report highlighted 3 key values that cities must embrace to make progress toward this reality:

  • Collective Work and Responsibility: Creating Space for All Concerned, Bound Together by Commitment and Accountability
  • Respect and Recognition: Affirming and Re-imagining Black Men and Boys as Assets in Communities
  • Bold Goals and Outcomes: Setting Aspirational Goals to Guide Collective Work

Each webinar will offer specific strategies to encourage cities, networks, organizations and individuals to make tangible progress in their efforts to offer promise in the places that Black men and boys reside, as well as provide insights on future city based efforts that CBMA will coordinate. We will also spotlight a different city and the progress they are making to become places of promise for Black men and boys.

See the dates and spotlight cities below to register for the webinars:

RWJF’s Webinar, The High School Finish Line

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Forward Promise program invites you to participate in a new webinar series examining the barriers that limit the health and success of boys and young men of color and the promising solutions that are helping them to access quality early education, stay in school and graduate, and cope with chronic exposure to trauma and violence.

This webinar (Nov 14, 2016, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET) looks at impediments to high school graduation such as harsh school discipline, places around the US that are showing progress in promoting high school graduation and ways to re-engage young men who have dropped of school.

Speakers:
Howard Addis, National Dropout Prevention Center/Network
Kisha Bird, CLASP
Dwanna Nicole, Advancement Project

Reconnecting Justice, A Public Forum

Join CLASP on October 28, from 12 pm – 3 pm EDT for “Reconnecting Justice: Pathways to Effective Reentry though Education and Training,” a public forum exploring the intersection between criminal justice reform and postsecondary education and employment.

The event will be held at FHI 360 in Washington, D.C. If you can’t attend in person, the event will be webcast live.

RWJF’s Forward Promise Webinar Series

You are invited to participate in a new webinar series examining the barriers that limit the health and success of boys and young men of color and the promising solutions that are helping them to access quality early education, stay in school and graduate, and cope with chronic exposure to trauma and violence.

Participants can engage with some of the nation’s leading youth experts on ways to expand opportunities for boys and young men of color.

  • October 21, 2016 | 3 – 4PM ET | Getting In, Staying In: Boys of Color in Early Childhood Education
  • November 14, 2016 | 3 – 4PM ET | The High School Finish Line: Pathways to Graduation for Boys/Young Men of Color
  • December 12, 2016 | 3 – 4PM ET | Boys & Young Men of Color: Facing Trauma, Finding Healing and Wellbeing