join us in 2024!
Due to unforeseen planning challenges and the desire to make a true difference in the Pittsburgh committee, the 2023 ICBME has been postponed.
Dates for the 2024 Colloquium will be announced soon.
In coordination with several local partners, we plan to engage with the Pittsburgh community throughout the year, starting with an official partnership kickoff event in October 2023.
Individuals who have already registered for the 2023 event may be refunded in full or have their registration transferred to the 2024 convening.
The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education is an annual, international gathering that serves as a space to exchange ideas and perspectives concerning the global dynamics of Black males in the educational pipeline. First held in 2012, it is a community-building experience that brings together world-class scholars, high-impact practitioners, policy makers, funders, students, and concerned citizens across the globe.
The Colloquium offers a diverse array of programs that serve to elicit intellectual thought, discussion, and ideas that can be implemented to serve and improve the experiences of Black males throughout the world. Participants are encouraged to discuss the wide range of educational issues that arise across the educational pipeline (i.e., university and PK-12) as well as share ideas and innovative practices in different disciplinary fields (e.g., history, sociology, and STEM) that take into consideration how forces such as globalization and the internationalization of education affect the educational trajectories of Black males.
2024 | PITTSBURGH, PA
Confronting trauma in education & Beyond: Charting a pathway forward for black men & boys
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania - the location for the 2024 International Colloquium on Black Males in Education - is a microcosm of the disparate outcomes between White and Black residents in cities across the United States and the world.
Despite being repeatedly ranked as one of the “most liveable cities in the United States” by Economist’s Global Livability Ranking, quality of life is not experienced equally by all Pittsburgh residents.
A 2020 report conducted by a city-appointed Gender Equity commission to examine inequality across gender and race found that Pittsburgh ranks below national averages for Black men on several indicators, particularly outcomes related to health, employment, education, and in-school disciplinary actions.
“If Black residents got up today and left and moved to the majority of any other cities in the U.S., automatically by just moving their life expectancy would go up, their income would go up, their educational opportunities for their children would go up as well as their employment.”
The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education is hosted by the Organizational Disparities Laboratory at Michigan State University and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University.
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