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April 23, 2021 – April 24, 2021


A two-day virtual convening focused on the Black Male Educator perspective. Hear from national and local Black Male Educators discussing Anti-racist Practices and Black Male Educator Data and Research. Come have conversations about Liberating Yourself, Your Class, and Your Community.


Evo Hannan

Teacher, Ed Talks Live

Dr. Tyrone Bates

President/CEO True Empowering, LLC

Jason Terrell

Co-Founder/Executive Director, Profound Gentlemen

Ayodele Harrison

Senior Partner, Education Director , BMEsTalk CommunityBuild Ventures

Brandon Calloway

Executive Director , GIFT

Curtis Valentine

Founder / CEO, Real Men Teach

Dr. Anthony Lewis

Superintendent , Lawrence Public Schools

Dr. Auburn E. Ellis

Founder / CEO, Studio 54oo

Dr. Chris Emdin

Professor , Columbia University

Dr. Dennis Carpenter

Dr. Dennis Carpenter

CEO/Founder , Aspirational Insights

Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings

Profesor Emerita, University Madison-Wisconsin

Dr. Jayson Strickland

Superintendent , Hogan Prep

Dr. Keith Jones

Principal , Platte County SD

Dr. Mark Bedell

Superintendent , Kansas City Public Schools

Dr. Rodney Smith

Co-Founder , Sophic Solutions

Dr. Sean Stallings

Superintendent , DeLaSalle Learning Center

Emir Davis

Director of Black Male Engagement, Center for Black Teacher Development

Dr. Eric Johnson

Principal , Winnetonka HS

Dr. Vashawn Smith

Principal , Grandview MS

Jason Allen

Community Builder
Profound Gentlemen

Rakim Amalu Jenkins

The Insightful Teacher
Abolitionist, Motivational Speaker, Mentor, Life Coach, Educational Consultant
High School History Teacher, Bronx, NY

Ritchie Cherry

Increasing the number of Black Male Educators in KCPS
Director Recruiting and Retention Kansas City, Missouri Public Schools

Colmon Holmes

The Psychological State of the Black Community

Paul Turner

Diverse Curriculum in KCMSD

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Friday, April 23rd

09:05 AM – 10:30 AM

Supporting Black Male Educators with Accomplice-ship in your School

As white educators, what are the tools and mindsets necessary to support Black Male Educators?

Join Keith and Tyrone as they talk about practical ways to support black male educators in mostly white spaces.

Liberation of the Black Community

Join Voices of the People as they speak on the history of the Panther Party, activism and education, and future liberation that starts with us.

Engaging with Parents and Families in our communities

Vashawn Smith

Principal , Grandview HS

Principal Smith will be speaking his success and learnings as a building leader from this year’s covid crisis.

Saturday, April 24th

09:05 AM – 10:30 AM

Academic Rebellion

Patrick Jones

Senior VP Leadership and Equity, The Mind Trust

Developing Your Digital Media Voice

Evo Hannan

Teacher, Ed Talks Live

The Unmasking Process: Creating a Foundation for Transformational Work

Ayodele Harrison

Senior Partner, Education, CommunityBuild Ventures

Economic Liberation of Your Community

Brandon Calloway

Executive Director , GIFT

Retaining Black Men in School Environments Through Storytelling

Courtney Moyer

Perseverance Impact Director, Profound Gentlemen

10:35 AM – 12:30 AM

Sustaining Black Men in Education

Emir Davis

Director of Black Male Engagement, Center for Black Teacher Development

Liberation of the Community, Social Impact Bonds

Voice of People

Community Activist, Voices of the People and the Black Panther Party

Being an Accomplice for Black Male Educators

Dr. Tyrone Bates & Dr. Keith Jones

Stress Relief for Black Male Educators

Ritchie Cherry

Recruitment & Retention Coach, KCPS

Personalized DEI Learning: Pathways for Black Educators

Eric Soto-Shed

Faculty, Harvard University

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