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The EleMENtal Project: When We See Us

  • WeWork by Rockefeller Center 12 E 49th St 18th Floor New York, NY 10017 (map)
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A discussion on Black/Brown male representation in our school systems.

On August 29, 2019, Mastermind Connect will be assembling a panel discussing Black and Brown male representation in our educational system called “When We See Us.”

It's reported that less than 2% of all teachers are Black men. We want to discuss different ways to further engage men of color in: academic professions, youth empowerment initiatives and overall community participation. This necessary conversation will explore the challenges faced within the lives of our black and brown boys and in the classroom. We will share personal stories, discuss strategies and case studies that will offer solutions and positive outcomes. 

We humbly request your participation, as we talk to veteran educators, administrators and facilitators. We will follow with a Q&A immediately after the panel discussion, where all we be invited to collaborate. Our goal is to create critical dialogue that will enhance and empower our youth, educators and communities towards progress and upward mobility.

Please RSVP here.

Guests speakers include:

Jeff Dess , Director of Campus Life at New Jersey City University / Co-Founder of Trill or Not Trill

Jeff Dess, Director of Campus Life at New Jersey City University / Co-Founder of Trill or Not Trill

 
Darrell O’Neill , Teacher at NYC Department of Education

Darrell O’Neill, Teacher at NYC Department of Education

 
Leslie Ann Dunn , Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of Equity and Access (OEA), at the NYC Department of Education.

Leslie Ann Dunn, Executive Director, Strategic Initiatives, Office of Equity and Access (OEA), at the NYC Department of Education.

 
Olinka Crusoe , District Leader at NYC Department of Education, D16 Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

Olinka Crusoe, District Leader at NYC Department of Education, D16 Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn