Co-sponsored by the School of Social Welfare and CEMHD
Capital District Summit on Black Men and Boys
Thursday, April 25th
Unveiling the Truth, Dispelling the Myths
Screening of "Hoodwinked"
4:30 - 6:00 pm - Reception
6:00 - 8:00 pm - Program
Schenectady County Community College
78 Washington Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12305
There are many distortions and misrepresentations of the facts concerning Black males in America today. On Thursday afternoon, we will offer a presentation of the movie "Hoodwinked," followed by a discussion lead by the author and creator, Janks Morton.
Friday, April 26
Perspectives on Policy
This session by invitation only
University at Albany, Uptown Campus
Dr. Sydney Hankerson from Columbia University will present a keynote address on Black Males and Mental Health. This will be followed by a presentation on the work done recently by Fathers Inc., and the Urban Institute to revisit the 1965 Moynihan Report that provides an update on current perspectives on the Black family.
We will then host a dialogue about promising strategies with local strategy and policy makers, from the public and private sectors, education, faith community and political arenas.
A Celebration of Local Advocates of Black Male Empowerment
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Macedonia Baptist Church
26 Wilson Ave., Colonie, NY 12205
On Friday evening, the Capital Region will lift up the work of supporting and encouraging black males with a spirit filled program of music and word, and recognition of our local advocates who with their time and talents, encourage black males to seek excellence.
Saturday, April 27
What Must be Done?
Promising Approaches to Support Black Males
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany
405 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Leonard Dunston, former president of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. will provide the keynote presentation. Workshops will address the health and well-being of Black Males and strategies to support and encourage empowerment of Black males, families, neighborhoods and re-build communities, focusing on Faith, Education, Health, the Black Family, and Youth.
A project of: Macedonia Baptist Church; Black Child Development Inst; Rho Sigma Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Mu Iota Chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity; Sigma Pi Phi/Beta PSI Boule UAlbany; Fathers Inc;. and Schenectady County Community College in partnership with CEMHD Summit Locations: University at Albany Schenectady County Community College First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany