Adult/Chaperone Agenda

Adults and Chaperones, during the student’s workshop session we ask that you do not attend. We ask that you attend the adult/chaperone session and allow the young men the space with their workshop presenter(s) and peers. We thank you for your support, understanding and look forward to your attendance.

8:00 - 8:45am Registration/Breakfast
8:40 - 9:00 am Welcome —Rashad Norris and Loyal Allen Jr.
9:00 - 10:15am Keynote Address: Kevin Powell #TheEducationofMe: Why Young Men of Color Matter

Speaking very personally, Kevin talks about how he was socialized, from boyhood on, and via school, the mass media culture, his community, and religious institutions shaped him as a Black boy becoming a Black man. He also discusses the importance of self-care, healing, and holistically development as it helped shape his identity, his activist work, and his community engagement around the globe.

10:30 - 11:45am Workshop Presentation: Dr. Shon Meckfessel, Oussama Alkhalili, Fawzi Belal Current Status of Syrian Refugees and the Political Turmoil.

Understanding the real tourist in Middle East and in United States. How these actions in Middle East are reflecting on the reaction that are driving our national and international politics and implicating in our society concerns.

12:00 - 12:30pm Lunch
12:45 - 1:45pm Workshop: Kevin Powell

This short interactive session will feature Kevin Powell talking openly and honestly with the adults of the young men of color in attendance. Kevin will cover parenting and mentoring skills, the influences that shape young men of color, and ways for adults to better communicate and better listen to these young men's voices and needs.

2:00 - 2:50pm Roundtable Reflection
3:00 - 4:00pm Highline College 411

During this time attendees will hear from several HC resource services/departments who provide services that can be valuable to student success on and off campus.

4:00pm Conclusion