Black Male Summit 2016

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON

BLACK MALE SUMMIT

Join us April 8-9, 2016, for the Black Male Summit, a national platform for best practices and innovative strategies focusing on cradle-to-career success for African-American males.

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Travis Smiley

Tavis Smiley, Author, Television and Radio Host [bio]

Stephen A. Smith

Stephen A. Smith, sports journalist [bio]

Roland Martin, host and managing editor of TV One's "News One Now" [bio]

Dr. Tyrone Bledsoe, SAAB founder and CEO [bio]

Khalilah A. Shabazz, Ph.D., SAAS founder [bio]

Marc H. Morial, president & CEO, National Urban League [bio]

Tom JoynerLIVE FROM THE SUMMIT: THE TOM JOYNER SHOW

The nationally syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show will broadcast live from the Summit this year.

Brian HeatBRIAN HEAT AT HIGH SCHOOL SESSION

Career educator and trainer Brian Heat (bio) will speak to high school students at a special session April 8.

Four reasons you should attend the summit

  1. Empowerment – The summit annually demonstrates the importance of Black Male success in the classroom, the community and the world. Through dynamic speakers, attendees feel inspired to achieve their goals and empowered to write their own narrative of success.
  2. Enrichment – The summit boasts numerous breakout sessions geared to educating and developing the future leaders of tomorrow. The sessions represent the perfect opportunity for attendees to immerse themselves in the evolving conversations.
  3. Engagement – The summit has achieved national recognition and a yearly gathering of the nation’s best and brightest minority students and professionals. The networking opportunities for attendees represent an overwhelming draw to the conference and fosters continued generational relationships.
  4. Encouragement – At the summit, attendees meet other students and professionals with similar stories, successes, shared interests and common challenges. The bond that is created moves beyond the weekend of the summit, building brotherhood and lasting connections.

Contacts

Debbie McKinney

John Turner

Note that the Black Male Summit 2016 is at capacity and registration is closed. General questions about the event can be directed to: bms-questions@uakron.edu

DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION

Friday, April 8 events held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (doors for the luncheon open at 11 a.m.) at the John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron, OH 44308. Tel: 330-374-8900.
Saturday, April 9
 events held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The University of Akron Student Union, 303 Carroll St., Akron, OH 44325. Tel: 330-972-4636.

LEGACY AWARD HONOREES

Learn about these remarkable men and make a contribution to the scholarship fund. [BMS Legacy site]

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CO-CHAIRS

Lee Gill, JD

Lee A. Gill, J.D.

Larry Burns

Lawrence J. Burns

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