We’re In A Time Of Extreme Distraction


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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 .

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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.