The 7th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education was held on October 24 – 26, 2018, in Dublin, Ireland at the Dunboyne Castle Hotel and Spa. Pre-Colloquium events were held on October 22 – 23, 2018.
Wei LAB Director Jerlando F. L. Jackson served as the Chair for the Colloquium, joined by Dr. James L. Moore III as Co-Chair. The theme for this year’s Colloquium was “From Bondage to Educational Equity: Fostering Global Discourse on Lost Narratives of Black Males,” featuring keynote lectures centered around Frederick Douglass in conjunction with his bicentennial birthday. This year’s Colloquium also featured over 80 speakers spread across over 100 unique sessions. In addition, Director Jackson assisted in inducting the 2018 Warrior Spirit Award winners, including Dr. Lemuel W. Watson, Dr. Chance W. Lewis, Dr. William H. Smith, and Dr. Livingstone Thompson.
Every year, the Colloquium offers a diverse array of programs that serve to elicit intellectual thought, discussion, and ideas that can be implemented to serve and improve the experiences of Black males throughout the world. These activities allow participants to interact with peers from other institutions and develop a global network of contacts. The Colloquium provides a forum for top researchers, high-impact practitioners, policy makers, funders, and students from across the globe to share their knowledge and perspectives, as well as to learn from global research strategies that inform education policies and programs on Black males in education.