Image

8:13 AM / Thursday May 13, 2021

13 May 2012

Saving Our Boys and Black Male Development host 2012 Black Male Development Symposium, May 12

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
May 13, 2012 Category: Oasis Posted by:

Saving Our Boys and Black Male Development will host the 2012 Black Male Development Symposium at Arcadia University, 450 S. Easton Road in Glenside, Saturday, May 12, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM consisting of workshops and panel discussions led by noted journalists, activists, educators, community leaders, and business executives, speaking on the plight of young African American males.

 

This year’s theme, “Reclaiming Our S.W.A.G. (Soulful Wisdom and Genius) – A Life Guide Symposium for African- American Males”, will address how Black males present themselves to the world and how they can best handle adverse situations with intelligence, style and grace. The Black Male Development Symposium will provide techniques and strategies to help our Black men and boys acquire the skills and knowledge to help them get ahead.

 

Over the course of eight hours, between Barber Shop Talk with author Michael Coard and entrepreneur Bruce Burton, and with Navarrow Wright of Interactive One/TV One, the BMDS will provide practical solutions to these men, and not just a forum for pontification or “drive-by conversation.”

 

Image

Boasting 30+ speakers, this year’s featured lineup includes author/journalist Solomon Jones on how to use writing as a tool to identify, address and overcome race issues; Reuben Jones of Frontline Dads discussing self-empowerment through personal transformation; former NFL player Kevin L. Ross on setting goals that will lead to an identity beyond just sports; Bilal Quayyum, president of the Father’s Day Rally Committee, speaking on the 2012 Live and Let Live Campaign – focused on eradicating the culture of violence; and relationship coach Rick Butler speaking on love, sex and dating.

 

Year after year, the Black Male Development Symposium becomes a place for transformative action and communication where men can share intellectual, emotional, spiritual, and cultural opportunities for growth and development that will improve the quality of life for African American males, their families and their communities.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Sports

Black Women in Sport Foundation, Coeur Sport, and USA Triathlon announce inaugural Women’s Power Up Triathlon grant winners

May 7, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email  What do you call women role models with bucket lists? Triathletes.  Black Women...

Oasis

Happy Mother’s Day to two great women

May 7, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email By Napoleon F. Kingcade Mother’s Day is a special day that gives honor...

Go With The-Flo

Meghan Markle has written her first children’s book called “The Bench”

May 7, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Meghan Markle (Photo: Kathy Hutchins / Shutterstock) By Florence Anthony Tongues...

Week In Review

Records: Ma’Khia Bryant’s sister sought help before shooting

May 7, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email ABOVE PHOTO: Mourners are seen wearing shirts with Ma’Khia Bryant’s picture as they...

Seniors

Senior safety campaign in response to rising senior fire deaths

May 7, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email BPT U.S. Fire Administration data shows since January, more than 285 older adults...

Health

Why it’s never too early to make a long-term care plan

May 7, 2021

Tweet Share Pin Email STATEPOINT Americans are living longer than ever before, and with continually rising health...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff