The University of Akron and Walmart invite the campus and the public to join community leaders, activists, politicians, educators and religious leaders in a discussion on the community's role in promoting Black Male success. The free event — the Pre-Black Male Summit Panel Discussion — will be held on April 11 from 9:30 to 11 a.m., in the Akron Public Library Auditorium, 60 South High St.
Michael J. Bender, who is president of Walmart West and responsible for all aspects of Walmart business in 22 states, will begin the dialogue.
The panel's distinguished discussants include:
“The goal of the Pre-Black Male Summit Panel Discussion is to reinforce connections to those critical supports needed to improve the educational outcomes for African American Males,” says Lee Gill, associate vice president for inclusion and equity and chief diversity officer at UA.
To register separately for the Black Male Summit, April 11-12, visit the Black Male Summit website.
Story by Nicholas Nussen
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