The inaugural Men of Color Leadership Conference 2018: Agents of Change will take place at Santa Monica College this Friday, supporting all California college-age minority male students with academic, personal and professional development. https://t.co/KMScNyGxHn
— SM Daily Press (@smdailypress) October 12, 2018
Friday, October 12 @ Santa Monica City College President Santa Monica City College Kathryn Jeffery hosted the first annual Men of Color Leadership Conference for California Community college students. and was supported by students from Long Beach City College, Santa Monica College, East Los Angeles College, and El Camino College. The event was coordinated by staff, and faculty and students worked for months to offer a day of empowerment, positive social change, and an opportunity to network with other male leaders from many community college.
The Event was well attended yet one student organizer from SMC stated that he would have like to see more African American students, and asked how he could mobilize more African Students to join his on-campus group. That sparked some serious discussion about the root issues that plague African American men today. Some of my takeaways were that there’s a lot of fragmentation, and a lot of emphasis being placed on what’s wrong instead with African American boys and men, instead of putting the spotlight on what’s right. Today’s conference is a step in the right direction, it just needed some student coverage, and more student outreach to allies who are hungry for a chance to share their points-of-view….Shout out to professor Brent Stone, who brought it all home, sorry my camera battery failed me…Check out the last video post .
Chancellor Francisco Rodriguez, @laccd delivered again. Every time I hear him speak, I want to go through a wall for him. Hear him at the Men Of Color Conference, Santa Monica Community College… hashtag Name it, Claim It, Discard It. Fragmentation pic.twitter.com/9aiGK4S6m4
— Kevin Clark (@Homageusa) October 13, 2018
Frank Dawson, Dean of Career Studies screened his documentary “that was followed by a Questions & Answer session with producer Frank Dawson. The morning session was highlighted by Dr. Francisco C. Rodriguez, Chancellor of LACCD.
You can stream “Agents of Change,” a documentary about the 1968 student strike at SF State that led the creation of the nation’s first College of Ethnic Studies, here: https://t.co/FBFDV3SVxH pic.twitter.com/btyPpgtcSI
— SF State (@SFSU) February 23, 2018
Alphaville Issue 15 https://t.co/yJsKxUsrN8
Exercising Radical Democracy: The Crisis of Representation and Interactive Documentary as an Agent of Change
By @amirhusakhttps://t.co/bon9lfOrxE pic.twitter.com/ZhAmTYhWaA
— Alphaville Journal (@AlphavilleJ) October 9, 2018
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#agentsofchangefilm With Elissa Miller after Film festival screening at @NPR Frank Dawson and his wife, Brenda Miller, at reception hosted by Aviva Kempner, DC Filmmaker With Nan Aron, head of The Alliance for Justice, and a friend since 1968 Aviva Kempner, filmmaker and hostess extraordinaire, based in DC
Great experience today at the Agents of Change: Men of Color Conference at Santa Monica College. East LA, Long Beach City, El Camino, and Santa Monica collaborated on this 1st annual event! 130 attendees today of students and professionals! #Community #Networking #Relationships pic.twitter.com/TmOgVO7qJb
— Joshua Thomas (@CoachThomas25) October 12, 2018
— Brad Elliott Stone (@drbradstone) October 28, 2015