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Attendees listen to a speaker during the 2019 Black Male Summit
Black Male Summit, hosted by The University of Akron

Black Male Summit 2021

Black Males: Rising to the Occasion

Date: Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Time: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Virtual

Cost: FREE

Cornel West, keynote speaker at the 2021 Black Male Summit

Dr. Cornel West, keynote speaker for this year's Black Male Summit. The Office of Inclusion and Equity and Rethinking Race are hosting Cornel West thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Knight Foundation.

Registration is open

Special invite coming for select groups: Students in Akron Public Schools, Canton McKinley, or Cleveland Metropolitan School District — and BMS Committee members — will receive a custom registration link soon. Please do not use the registration link below.

Registration is open for all others, but seating is limited. Register today!

Keynote speaker: Dr. Cornel West

This year's keynote speaker is Dr. Cornel West, author and Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at Harvard University and Professor Emeritus at Princeton University. [bio]

What is the Black Male Summit?

The BMS is a national platform for best practices and innovative strategies focusing on cradle-to-career success for African-American males with a robust focus on improving access, educational opportunities, improving retention, and leveraging networks in education, business and beyond. The primary demographic target is college bound and college age Black Males, other men of color, women of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, and friends and allies of any underserved populations.

Pre-Summit Event

TOPIC: Say It Loud – The University of Akron: Black Men Rising for Justice and Peace
March 29, 2021, 7-8:30 p.m. Eastern Time (the U.S. and Canada)


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