Forum to focus on black men in education
A conference focusing on educational issues affecting black men comes to Bermuda next month.
The fifth annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education will run from October 4 to 7, with events taking place daily at the Fairmont Southampton hotel.
The forum — organised by Bermuda College, the Ministry of Education and the University of Wisconsin, Madison — will bring together education pioneers, scholastic funders, practitioners, policymakers, as well as college undergraduate and graduate students.
This year’s theme is “Educational Transitions and Life Trajectories: Bridging Pathways to Success for Black Males”.
Participants can share their knowledge and experiences, while also learning about research strategies on educational policies both in Bermuda and around the world.
Keynote speakers will include Bermuda College alumnus Dr Ty-Ron Douglas, an assistant professor at the University of Missouri, as well as Dr Shaun Harper from the University of Pennsylvania, who was appointed to Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” advisory council last year, and black psychology pioneer Dr Joseph L. White from the University of California, Irvine.
Local educators such as Cordell Riley, Dr Llew Simmons and Dr Lou Matthews will also share their thoughts.
Dr Matthews from the Ministry of Education said: “The colloquium comes at the time where we are collectively concerned about the quality of life and its outcomes for black males in Bermuda.
“We hope it will prick our national consciousness in ways that lead to sustained action, inspiration and hope.”
Members of the public can attend the free “Colloquium Conversations” event on Tuesday October 4 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
Half of Bermuda’s eateries receive top grade
Quad bike tours on island given go-ahead
Bikes, gas tanks burnt in Hamilton car park
Richardson urges Brangman to reconsider
Wells scores in Burnley friendly
Doctor proud of colon surgery results
Future leaders in the spotlight
Worker faces $500,000 bill after drunk crash
Man charged with murder of Gibbings
Developers eye deal for Ariel Sands
Film shot in Bermuda wins top award
Brangman quits after BCB’s universal ban
Cougars pay tribute to Salaam
Premier talks of toll on family life
Questions raised over completion of pledges
Take Our Poll