|When||August 21, 2014, 06:00 PM|
|Where||UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. Ninth Street, Charlotte|
|Registration Details & Deadlines||RSVPs are on a first-come, first-served basis to firstname.lastname@example.org or 704-687-0085.|
|Who is Invited||General Public|
The second in a yearlong series of candid community conversations on the relevance of the American black male in the 21st century will focus on Where Is the Black Male? The Invisible Man on High School and College Campuses. The event is scheduled for Thursday, August 21 at 6 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City.
UNC Charlotte’s Center for the Study of the New South in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is presenting the free series, titled “Real Talk: A Community Conversation – The Black American Male and Why He Still Matters in the 21st Century.” The Question Bridge: Black Males transmedia art project serves as a foundation for the sessions.
The panel for the August 21 event is:
- C. P. Gause, Founder and Editor, Journal of Black Masculinity
- Arthur Jackson, Vice Chancellor, Student Affairs, UNC Charlotte
- Chance Lewis, Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor, Endowed Chair of Urban Education, UNC Charlotte
- Roslyn Mickelson, Professor, Department of Sociology, UNC Charlotte
- Adrian Sundiata, Dean of Students, Crossroads Charter High School
In addition to the August event, the dates and topics for the conversations are:
- Thursday, October 30, 2014, Color, Culture and Cash: Realities and Fallacies of Employment and Economic Equity, with Dr. Patrick Graham, CEO, Urban League of Central Carolinas; Eric Watson, President and CEO, Carolinas MSDC; Kevin Henry, SVP and Chief Human Resources Officer, Snyder’s Lance; and Brian Willis, Chair of Economic Empowerment, 100 Black Men of America.
- Monday, January 19, 2015, Heart and Soul: What the Health of the Black American Male Means to the Entire Community
- Thursday April 23, 2015, Gone ‘Til November: Why the Judicial System Fails the Black American Male
- Thursday May 21, 2015, I Am a Man! Black, Male and Gay
RSVPs are on a first-come, first-served basis to email@example.com or 704-687-0085. When RSVPing, please include which event you plan to attend, the number and names of the attendees and contact information. To join the conversation via social media during and following the gatherings: #whydoesHEstillmatter?