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Symposium to address issues facing the African-American male

The African-American Men’s Empowerment Symposium: From Problems to Solutions will be held from 1-5:30 p.m Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Harry T. Wilks Conference Center on the Hamilton campus.

Discussions will focus on issues facing African-American men relating to self-empowerment and relationships with significant others and society.

Afrocentric psychologist Na’im Akbar is the keynote speaker.

A panel of university staff, faculty, students and community leaders will lead a discussion following the keynote speech. Panelists include Michelle Briscoe, political science, Hamilton; Mark Christian, black world studies/sociology, Hamilton; Rodney Coates, director of black world studies; Ronald Crutcher, provost; Gabe Folmar, senior sociology major, Miami Hamilton; Rev. Regina Johnson Phillips, community activist and pastor of Covenant Community Christian Church; Rev. Vaughn Lewis, director of human relations, City of Hamilton.

Following the opening session and panel discussion, there will be concurrent workshops.
Workshop Session A (2:45-4 p.m.)

• Police Brutality and Racial Profiling, Rev. Damon Lynch III, Cincinnati Chapter of the Black United Front/pastor of New Prospect Baptist Church

• Helping African-American Men Succeed in College, Michael Cuyjet, University of Louisville

• The Role of Women in the Lives of African-American Men, Patricia Ellis, retired Hamilton High School teacher

• The Hip Hop Culture and the African-American Male Identity, Mark McPhail (communication)

Workshop Session B (4:10-5:30 p.m.)

• Male/Female Relationships, Rev. Peter Matthews

• Countering the Culture of Violence, Victor Davis, director, Booker T. Washington Community Center

• Economic Empowerment, Darren Anderson, financial consultant, Merrill Lynch

• The African-American Male Image in the Media, Ronald Jackson, Penn State University

The event, presented by Miami Hamilton’s black world studies, office of multicultural services and the office of multicultural student enrichment, is free and open to the public.

For more information and to register, call 5-3024.

Date Published: 10/18/2001
Volume: 21   Number: 12


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