Boys and Men of Color Summit at UC Davis | Events
On Thursday, July 12, The UC Davis School of Education, in partnership with Sacramento Building Healthy Communities and others, will host the Boys and Men of Color Summit at UC Davis’ Freeborn Hall from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
The Boys and Men of Color Summit will host more than 100 local young men. The Summit’s mission is to gather the power of the community and take action on issues such as school discipline policies, neighborhood safety and health disparities. The Summit will feature empowering educational workshops on male identity, ethnic history, higher education and much more. At the conclusion of the day, attendees should be ready to take concrete steps towards improving the health, safety, and educational outcomes of young men in the Sacramento region.
Across the state, nearly one of every five African American students and one in fourteen
Latino students were suspended at least once in 2009-10, compared with one in
seventeen white students. This is one of the many deeply rooted inequities that face
boys and men of color. The all-day Boys and Men of Color Summit held on the campus of UC Davis will address these systemic problems.
Going forward, the lessons learned at the Summit will serve as a catalyst to create even
more long-term actions – such as neighborhood gatherings, assembly hearings, youth
programs, and turning the participants into advocates within their communities.
The Summit is hosted in partnership with the Center for Community School Partnerships in the UC Davis School of Education, University of California, Davis; The California Endowment; Sacramento Building Healthy Communities; Sacramento Unified School District; Center for Fathers and Families; Root Causes; La Familia Counseling Center, Inc.; Senator Darrell Steinberg; Assemblymember Roger Dickerson; Councilmember Jay Schenirer; Councilmember Kevin McCarty; Always Knocking Inc.; Early Academic Outreach Program; The Black Parallel School Board; and LRG Outreach.
Source: Building Healthy Communities