Due to the global pandemic, the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education hosted a virtual conference in October 2020. Live webinars were hosted every Tuesday in October.
The theme for the 2020 Colloquium was “A Virtual Experience: When Racial Uprising and COVID-19 Collide.”
Keynote speakers included Dr. Brian N. Williams, Dr. Juan E. Gilbert, Dr. Andre M. Perry, Dr. Shauna M. Cooper and Dr. Rheeda L. Walker.
The 8th annual ICBME was held Monday November 4, 2019 to Friday, November 8, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI. The theme of the event was “Disrupting Educational Disparities, Segregation, and Mass Incarceration: Hidden Battle Grounds for Black Males.”
The event was held at the Milwaukee Marriott Downtown. Participants also participated in a cultural immersion experience at America’s Black Holocaust Museum.
Keynote presenters included Dr. John B. Diamond, Muhibb Dyer, Dr. Donna Ford, Kalan Haywood, Sr., Dr. Chance Lewis, Dr. David Pate, Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, and Kalan Haywood, Jr.
The 7th annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education was held in Dublin, Ireland from Tuesday, October 23, 2018 to Friday, October 26, 2018.
The theme was “From Bondage to Advancing Educational Equity: Fostering Global Discourse on Lost Narratives of Black Males.” The event was held at the Dunboyne Castle.
Keynote presenters included Shane O’Curry, European Network Against Racism – Ireland; Jamal E. Watson, Diverse: Issues In Higher Education; Amanda Arbouin, Nottingham Trent University; William H. Smith, National Center for Race Amity; Dr. William A. Keyes IV, The Institute for Responsible Citizenship; Gregory J. Vincent, Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity; and Don Mullan, renowned author and activist.
Wisconsin's Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University hosted the 6th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) in Toronto, Canada. The event was held October 4-6, 2017, preceded by the Pre-Colloquium on October 2-3, 2017.
Keynote presenters included Dr. Carl James, York University; Dr. Lance McCread, University of Toronto; Patrick Case, Assistant Deputy Minister for the Equity Secretariat, Legislative Assembly of Ontario; Honourable Michael Coteau, MPP Minister of Children and Youth Services Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism Legislative Assembly of Ontario; William A. Keyes IV, President of the Institute for Responsible Citizenship; Sean “SUBLIMINAL” Mauricette, Renaissance Activist for Youth; and Thomas LaVeist, Chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the George Washington University;
The fifth annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education was held at Bermuda College in Southampton, Bermuda from October 4 to October 7, 2016. The theme was “Educational Transitions and Life Trajectories: Bridging Pathways to Success for Black Males.”
Keynote presenters included Ty-Ron Douglas, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis University of Missouri; Lou Matthews, PhD Director of Educational Standards & Accountability Bermuda Ministry of Education; Clarence V. H. Maxwell, Assistant Professor of Caribbean and Latin American History Millersville University; Shaun R. Harper, PhD, Professor of Education and Founder of the Center for the Study of Race and Equity in Education University of Pennsylvania; Anderson J. Franklin, PhD, Honorable David S. Nelson Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling, Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College; and Joseph L. White, PhD, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry University of California, Irvine.
Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) and the Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male(BNRC) at the Ohio State University sponsored the International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) in Kingston, Jamaica, October 6–9, 2015. ICBME had record attendance as scholars, students, practitioners, policymakers and global citizens gathered to disseminate timely research findings and share empirical strategies that directly respond to the most critical and pressing issues surrounding the educational achievement of Black males on a global scale.
The theme, “Creating Opportunity Through Education: Re-Engineering the Social Ecosystem for Black Males,” was activated through a pipeline approach beginning with the Pre-Colloquium, comprised of the College Academy at the Haile Selassie High School in Trench Town, and the Graduate School Academy at the University of the West Indies, Mona Campus. Over the three days following the Pre-Colloquium, the Colloquium convened at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel and the Jamaica Conference Center. Topical keynote addresses related to policy, education, and health were delivered by the Honorable Floyd Emerson Morris, President of the Senate, House of Parliament, Jamaica; Mr. Ronald Walker, Executive Director educator and Founding member of the Coalition of Schools Evaluating Educating Boys of Color (COSEBOC); Dr. Wizdom A. Powell, Associate Professor of Health Behavior, at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill; Dr. Bridget R. McCurtis, Assistant Vice Provost for Diversity at New York University; and Dr. Carl A. Grant, Hoefs–Bascom Professor of Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison; and Dr. Richard Majors, Director and Senior Fellow at the Applied Centre of Emotional Literacy Leadership & Research (ACELLR).
Seven outstanding professionals were inducted into the 2015 Warrior Awards Class: Dr. Phillip J. Bowman, Dr. Carl A. Grant, Dr. Richard Majors, Mr. Ronald Walker, Mr. Russell Bell, Dr. Peter Weller, and Dr. Alston Barrington “Barry” Chevannes, posthumously.
Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) co-sponsored the third annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, held Oct 1-4, 2014 at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia. The theme was “Doing Something Different in the 21st Century: Informed by What Works with Black Males in the New Global Economy.”
Speakers at the 2014 Colloquium included Dr. Ivory A. Toldson, Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Myles B. Caggins III, Lieutenant Colonel of the United States Army; James T. Minor, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the U.S Department of Education; and Damon A. Williams, Senior Vice President of Program, Training & Youth Development Services and Chief Education and Youth Development Officer of the Boys & Girls Clubs of America.
The four-day event featured talks and workshops on topics such as applying to college and graduate school; gaps in the education system Black males experience; Black women’s perspectives on Black males in education; discussion of the My Brother’s Keeper initiative; and a panel led by Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity focused on contemporary societal challenges for Black males.
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In October 2013, Wei LAB’s International Colloquium on Black Males in Education took place at the University of the Virgin Islands, in St. Thomas, USVI. The colloquium’s theme was “The Status of Black Males in Education and Society: Beyond the Continental Divide.”
Keynote speakers at the 2013 Colloquium included U.S. Rep. Dr. Donna M. Christensen, Dr. Ivory Toldson, the Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Dr. David Hall, the president of the University of the Virgin Islands; Kimberly A. Worthy, Washington D.C.’s Teacher of the Year in 2009; and DeVon L. Wilson, director of the Center for Academic Excellence at UW-Madison.
The program also included panels focusing on black males in STEM fields; high-impact institutional programs focused on Black males; innovative strategies for using technology to mentor college students; black women’s perspectives on the trajectories of black males in education; contextualizing the black male’s experience in education; and informing research perspectives on black males.
Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) co-sponsored the first ICBME, titled “Global Research on the Black Male Educational Pipeline Colloquium: International Perspectives to Inform Local Solutions.” The event was held November 8-10, 2012 at the University of Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England.
The Colloquium gathered researchers from numerous universities and institutions within and outside of the United Kingdom to discuss and highlight international perspectives on realities for Black males in Education.
The Colloquium was also sponsored by Worldwide Universities Network, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of International Studies Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University of Leeds, and The Ohio State University.
Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Director of the Wei LAB and Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, chaired the event along with co-chair Dr. James L. Moore III, Professor of Counseling Education and Director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University.