Wisconsin’s Equity & Inclusion Laboratory and the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male will host the 8th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) in Milwaukee, Wisconsin from Wednesday, November 6, 2019 to Friday, November 8, 2019, with the Pre-Colloquium on Tuesday, November 5.
Milwaukee is at the forefront of racial relations in the United States. In 2018, The Brookings Institution ranked it as the most segregated city in America and sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell recently investigated #LivingWhileBlack in Milwaukee on his show, United Shades of America.
The city’s history of segregation stretches far beyond these recent spotlights. White flight, mass incarceration, and education inequality have all fueled racial disparities in Milwaukee, as they have across the country. These factors are represented in the theme for 2019: Disrupting Education Disparities, Segregation, and Mass Incarceration: Hidden Battle Grounds for Black Males.
Each year, ICBME brings together top researchers, high-impact practitioners, funders, policymakers, students, and concerned citizens to engage in conversations regarding the state of affairs for Black boys and men in education.
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