The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education

October 23-26, 2013
University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas

Wei LAB's International Colloquium on Black Males in Education annually gathers leading scholars and thinkers, high-impact practitioners, and students from around the globe to explore the global dynamics of Black males in the educational pipeline. It offers a diverse array of programs serving to elicit intellectual thought, discussion, and ideas that can be implemented to improve the experiences of Black males throughout the world.

The second International Colloquium on Black Males in Education took place from Oct. 23-26, 2013, at the University of the Virgin Islands in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. The colloquium’s theme was “The Status of Black Males in Education and Society: Beyond the Continental Divide.”

Photo: Wei LAB Director Dr. Jerlando F.L. Jackson with keynote speaker U.S. Rep. Dr. Donna M. Christensen of the Virgin Islands at the 2013 Colloquium.

Keynote speakers at the 2013 Colloquium included U.S. Rep. Dr. Donna M. Christensen, Dr. Ivory Toldson, the Deputy Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities; Dr. David Hall, the president of the University of the Virgin Islands; Kimberly A. Worthy, Washington D.C.'s Teacher of the Year in 2009; and DeVon L. Wilson, director of the Center for Academic Excellence at UW-Madison. The program also included panels focusing on Black males in STEM fields; high-impact institutional programs focused on Black males; innovative strategies for using technology to mentor college students; Black women's perspectives on the trajectories of Black males in education; contextualizing the black male's experience in education; and informing research perspectives on Black males.

The first International Colloquium on Black Males in Education took place Nov. 8-10, 2012, at the University of Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The theme for the inaugural Colloquium was “Global Research on the Black Male Educational Pipeline Colloquium: International Perspectives to Inform Local Solutions.”

Program

THE STATUS OF BLACK MALES IN EDUCATION AND SOCIETY: Beyond the Continental Divide

Articles

Coverage from the Wisconsin Center for Education Research:
Wei LAB Leads Charge to Improve State of Black Males in Education

Coverage from Diverse Issues in Higher Education

President Hall Aims to Raise University of Virgin Islands’ Profile (Feb. 3, 2014)
VI Congressional Leader Fights for Black Boys in Education (Oct. 27, 2013)

Scholars Reveal Best Practices to Keep Black Males in Education (Oct. 25, 2013)

Research Scholars Take Aim at Improving Black Achievement (Oct. 24, 2013)


Coverage from the St. Thomas Source:

International Colloquium Explores Issues of Black Males in the Territory (Oct. 24, 2013)
UVI Hosts International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (Oct. 17, 2013)

Photos and Video

Photos from the second annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands
Videos from the second annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

For Further Information

Please e-mail your inquiries to us at: weilab@education.wisc.edu
Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Ph.D. – Colloquium Chair


Previous Colloquium Information

Global Research on the Black Male Educational Pipeline Colloquium: International Perspectives to Inform Local Solutions
November 8-10, 2012, University of Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
2012 Program

Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory co-sponsored the “Global Research on the Black Male Educational Pipeline Colloquium: International Perspectives to Inform Local Solutions,” held November 8-10, 2012 at the University of Leeds in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. The colloquium served as a space for researchers to exchange ideas and examine the global dynamics of Black males in the educational pipeline. The colloquium also aimed to catalyze discussion and ideas that can be implemented to aid and improve the experiences of Black males.

The colloquium gathered researchers from numerous universities and institutions within and outside of the United Kingdom to discuss and highlight international perspectives on realities for Black males in Education.

The colloquium was also sponsored by Worldwide Universities Network, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of International Studies Graduate School, University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Division of Diversity, Equity, and Educational Achievement, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, University of Leeds, and The Ohio State University.

Dr. Jerlando F. L. Jackson, Director of the Wei LAB and Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education, chaired the event along with co-chair Dr. James L. Moore III, Professor of Counseling Education and Director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male at The Ohio State University.

Photos and Video

Photos from the inaugural International Colloquium on Black Males in Education in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Official video from the inaugural International Colloquium on Black Males in Education in Leeds, West Yorkshire, England