Videos: Colloquium On Black Males In Education

October 9, 2016

The Bermuda College — in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Madison and the Ministry of Education — recently held their International Colloquium on Black Males in Education.

International Colloquium on Black Males in Education Bermuda, October 4 2016-3

The theme for this year’s Colloquium was ‘Educational Transitions and Life Trajectories: Bridging Pathways to Success for Black Males’, examining in particular, educational issues across the educational spectrum – from pre-kindergarten through university – affecting the experiences of Black males.

International Colloquium on Black Males in Education Bermuda, October 4 2016-4

“This unique experience will feature provocative dialogue examining the wide range of educational issues affecting Black males,” the College said in advance of the event.

“Participants will also share ideas and innovative practices in various disciplinary fields that consider how forces such as globalisation and internationalisation of education impact the experiences of Black males today.”

International Colloquium on Black Males in Education Bermuda, October 4 2016-5

Dr. Lou Matthews, Director of Educational Standards and Accountability at the Ministry of Education, and Co-chair of the Local Planning Committee said, “The Black Male Colloquium comes at the time where we are collectively concerned about the life outcomes and quality for Black males in Bermuda.

“We hope it will prick and raise our national consciousness in ways that lead to sustained action, inspiration and hope.”

Dr Lou Matthews speech

Chair of the International Planning Committee, Dr. Jerlando Jackson stated, “Each year, we are excited to engage with and learn from local community members about how our network of researchers and practitioners can partner to help move important local agenda items forward.”

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  1. Onion Juice says:

    After 400 years of Social, Economic and Psychological Damage ……………………

  2. Real talk says:

    Ok now you talked the talked, now lets so how many of you walk the walk! Now what?! Only you can fix your communities!

  3. Juicy Onion says:

    Boring as usual oj.

  4. Billy Bye' says:

    The problem is the Job situation after you graduate from College with a Degree – I know many young Men who
    have had to take a lesser Job of chicken feed pay or seek employment abroad.
    I know because my Nephew has just found an overseas Job thus He’s gone England for work and my other Nephew found a job in New York and has no intentions of coming back to try finding a job here in this thin job market.