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International Colloquium on Black Males in Education Nov. 5-8 in Milwaukee

September 20, 2019

The 2019 International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) is being held in downtown Milwaukee Nov. 6-8, with a pre-colloquium on Nov. 5.

Each year, ICBME brings together top researchers, high-impact practitioners, funders, policymakers, students, and concerned citizens to engage in conversations regarding the state of affairs for black boys and men in education.

The host state of Wisconsin ranks as the worst in the nation for the performance disparity between black and white students on benchmark tests, the likelihood that a black student will be suspended, and the disparity in graduation rates between white and black students.

ICBME logoFor black men, the statistics are even more devastating. Wisconsin allots more funding for corrections than it does higher education, and it has the highest percentage of black men incarcerated in the country. In the host city of Milwaukee, more than half of all black men in their 30s and 40s have served time. In 2018, The Brookings Institution ranked it as the most segregated city in America.

ICBME’s organizers invite you to join them in exploring solutions to the challenges for black men in Milwaukee and across the globe.

The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education is sponsored by Wisconsin's Equity & Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB) at UW–Madison and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at Ohio State University. The Wei LAB is led by Jerlando Jackson, the Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education and chair of the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

Early registration is available for $399 prior to Monday, Sept. 23, at which time the standard registration rate of $449 will be applicable. Beginning on Monday, September 30, the late registration rate of $549 will be in effect.

Additionally, several of the pre-colloquium events, including the Black Female Forum, require an additional registration fee.

For complete details, visit the 2019 International Colloquium on Black Males in Education website.


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