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Capital District Summit on Black Men and Boyz

April 25, 2013 8:30 pm - April 27, 2013 4:00 pm

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Day 1

Thursday, April 25th 

Unveiling the Truth, Dispelling the Myths

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.

Day 2
Friday, April 26th

Perspectives on Policy

This session by invitation only

University at Albany
Uptown Campus
1400 Washington Ave Albany, NY 12222

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.

Day 3
Saturday, April 27th

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                                                              

Key note speaker and 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.  Leonard Dunston, former president of the National Association of Black Social Workers, Inc. will provide the key note presentation.

Workshops will focus on Faith, Education, Health, the Black Family, and Youth.

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