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Event Outcomes

Build Support Networks

Connect with like-minded educators and community leaders committed to empowering Black boys.

Learn New Strategies

Gain insights from distinguished keynote speakers and workshops, providing innovative approaches to education.
 

Enhance Your Toolbox

Acquire practical tools and resources to address the unique challenges facing Black boys in academic and life settings.

Develop Implementation Plans

Leave the symposium with renewed enthusiasm and a sense of purpose to positively impact the lives of Black boys.

Re-energize Your Spirit

You will leave inspired, invigorated, and prepared with an action plan to install in your community by building with colleagues to  implement collaboratively as regular practice which forms leaders.

Spring Symposium Schedule

5:00PM - 7:00PM

Black Male Teachers Dinner (Invite Only)

6:00PM - 9:00PM

Welcome Reception & Concert

8:00AM - 9:00AM
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Rahsaan Smith

Breakfast and Registration

9:00AM - 9:20AM
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Christopher Chatmon

Vision Keynote

9:20AM - 9:35AM

Break

9:35AM - 10:55AM
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Jonathan Piper II

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Fiyah Abakah

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Jordon Chatmon

Breakout 1

Tony Smith, the former Superintendent of Oakland Unified School District, will share his journey of working with the School Board to create the Office of African American Male Achievement, the first-ever of its kind within a school district in America.

10:55AM - 11:10AM

Break

11:10AM - 12:30PM
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Kahlil Chatmon

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Jonathan Piper II

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Fiyah Abakah

Breakout 2

2:00PM - 3:00PM

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Keynote with Shiree Teng

3:00PM - 3:45PM
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Anthony Shoecraft

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Fireside Chat with Antoinette Malveaux

3:45PM - 4:45PM
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Rumi Smith

Workshop

12:00PM - 12:40PM
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Rumi Smith

Black Male Teachers Breakout

8:00AM - 9:00AM
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Rahsaan Smith

Breakfast and Registration

9:00AM - 10:00AM

Akira’s Book Club Champions Literacy

Keynote with Dr Shawn Ginwright

10:00AM - 11:00AM
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Dr. K.O. Wilson

Black Male Teacher Recruitment and Retention Panel

11:00AM - 11:15AM

Break

11:15AM - 12:00PM
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Brenden Anderson

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EJ Walls

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Staci Smith

Breakout 3

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Lunch (Saturday)

11:15AM - 12:00PM
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Brenden Anderson

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EJ Walls

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Staci Smith

Breakout 4

1:45PM - 2:00PM

Break

2:00PM - 5:00PM

Various Presenters (see below)

Student Showcase Open House

Speakers & Presenters

Anthony Shoecraft

Managing Director of Business Development

Brenden Anderson

Chief of Communications, Media & Technology

Dr. Shawn Ginwright

Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Flourish Agenda

EJ Walls

Director of Youth Voice & Leadership

Antoinette M. Malveaux

Managing Director of Strategic Engagement and Initiatives at Casey Family Programs

Christopher Chatmon

Founder and CEO

Dr. Travis Bristol

Associate Professor of Teacher Education and Education Policy at Berkeley’s School of Education

Jonathan Piper II

Media Coordinator

Dr. K.O. Wilson

Director of Black Teacher Recruitment, Training & Retention

Kahlil Chatmon

TFI Oakland Manager

Rumi Smith

Entrepreneur and Visual Storyteller

Staci Smith

Director of Curriculum

Tre Germany

Media, Communications, & Technology Assistant

Jordon Chatmon

Jegna Early Literacy Ambassador

Kahlil Chatmon

TFI Oakland Manager

Matin Abdel-Qawi

Chief Program Officer

Rickey Jackson

Board Member

Shiree Teng

Social and Racial Justice Champion

Theodore Miller

Co-Principal at Equity & Results

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