Black Male Summit at The University of Akron

BLACK MALE SUMMIT

Sept. 29-30, 2017 | The University of Akron

Join us for the 10th anniversary of the Black Male Summit — two days of leadership and inspiration from leading national experts in African American Male educational achievement. We together will discuss how to build better pathways to how we recruit, retain and graduate African American Males in higher education.

SPEAKERS

Hill Harper, MPA, J.D.

Award-winning actor, best-selling author and philanthropist

Black Male Summit speaker

Lamman Rucker, MEd

Actor, educator, activist, author and entrepreneur

PLUS:

Terrell Strayhorn, Ph.D. – Professor, researcher, edutainer; his research focus is on the factors that enable or inhibit the academic success of underrepresented populations in higher education

Curtis Mack, J.D. (UA ’70) – Nationally recognized labor and employment attorney, law professor, author, UA National Alumni Board member

Dr. Charles Modlin – Cleveland Clinic, one of fewer than 20 African American transplant surgeons in the U.S.

Luis Ponjuan, Ph.D. – Award-winning professor, researcher, scholarly writer

Brian Heat – Speaker, career educator

AGENDA FOR THE 2017 BLACK MALE SUMMIT

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WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • High school and college students
  • Educators
  • Counselors
  • Administrators
  • Community leaders

TWO TRACKS

Participants may choose between two tracks.

TRACK I: General Conference Track: Participants will be provided with tools, practical training, and best practices through addresses and breakout presentations that address educational achievement among African American students.

TRACK II: Black Male Summit Academy and High School Track. Participating middle and high school students can attend addresses and breakout sessions that specifically focus on best practices for academic achievement.

LOCATION, DATES AND TIMES

DAY ONE: Friday, Sept. 29, 2017, at the John S. Knight Center in downtown Akron, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

DAY TWO: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017 at The University of Akron Student Union, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

REGISTRATION

Registration has closed. Thank you for your interest in the summit.

Questions?

General questions: Antoinette East-Jenkins, 330-972-6700, bms-information@uakron.edu

Registration questions: John Alvarez Turner, 330-972-7008, bms-registration@uakron.edu


SPONSORS

Thank you to our major sponsors:

Sponsor listing

We offer a variety of prestigious sponsorship packages. Learn how you or your organization can be associated with the 10th anniversary of this national event.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Courtyard Akron Downtown
41 Furnace Street
Akron, OH 44308
330-252-9228
0.7 miles from the university

Hilton Garden Inn Akron
1307 E. Market Street
Akron, OH 44305
330-733-2900
1.7 miles from the university

Sheraton Suites, Akron & Cuyahoga Falls
1989 Front Street
Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44221
330-929-3000
4.3 miles from the university

Questions? Write to bms-questions@uakron.edu

CALL FOR PROPOSALS

We are no longer accepting proposals for the Sept. 29-30 summit. Proposals will be available for our April 20-21, 2018, event on Oct. 2.

Black Male Summit 2017, our 10th anniversary