The Center for Research and Mentoring of Black Male Students and Teachers (CRM-BMST) at Bowie State University hosts an annual Black Boys and Men Speaker Series.
This year’s theme is Centering the Voices and Experiences of Families of Black Boys During a Pandemic. This event prioritizes and humanizes the families of Black boys and young men during the coronavirus pandemic and beyond. A panel of parents of Black young men and boys reflecting on how they are supporting their child's academic, social, and emotional well-being during the pandemic. From the panel discussion, teachers, administrators, professors, instructional support staff, stakeholders, and families will learn how to better serve Black male students throughout the K-12 pipeline.
The event will feature performances by:
DJ Hyper Sound, a 13-year-old 8th-grade student, has been building his deejay brand since 2020 and has performed at several virtual and in-person celebrations. DJ takes deejaying classes with Words, Beats, and Life in Washington, D.C. DJ loves all music but specializes in Old School Hip Hop and R & B, Gospel, and children’s music.
MR. Carter is the assistant director of the Sherman Scholars Program at UMBC, a former middle school science teacher, and hip hop artist who raps about education. He was the 2016 Baltimore County Public Schools (BCPS) Teacher of the Year. MR Carter has produced three songs for his upcoming music project: 1) Wake up (Hall pass), 2) Star, and 3) Yung Wishes. Check it out, support, and follow him at Spotify!
Research spotlight by:
Dr. Nathaniel Bryan, assistant professor of early childhood at Miami University. His teaching and scholarship explore issues of equity and diversity, critical race theory, culturally relevant teaching, urban education, and Black education. Though he studies broadly these frameworks, he is particularly interested in the constructed identities and pedagogical styles of Black male teachers and the schooling and childhood play experiences of Black boys in early childhood classrooms through a critical lens.
The speaker series seeks to bridge research, theory, and practice related to Black male students.
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