Title

Becoming A Generational Curse Eliminator

Location

Ballroom E

Strand #1

Social & Emotional Skills

Strand #2

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

This presentation will destroy myths, empower truth, and provide practical strategies to reach African American young people and challenge them to become the best versions of themselves.

Brief Program Description

This presentation is being presented in an effort to challenge the minds of educators, to understand truer data about African Americans (males especially), accept that the lives of their minority students will undoubtedly be different from other students, to invigorate the efficacy of our educators, and spark radical change at their respective locations in regard to eliminating generational curses.

Summary

In promoting cross-cultural sensitivity in regard to African American Males, we must fist accept that life for African Americans is different than for those of other races. With this, we will examine data that supports disparity in the treatment of African Americans. Examples from Prison Data, Employment Data, and Crime data will be explored. This information will be an in-your-face look at some of the issues that our African American Males face day-to-day.

Next to be presented is data that uplifts and destroys some of the negative connotations of African American boys. In this section of the presentation, counter-narratives will be presented and other information about black boys that will shift our thinking with how they are misrepresented and serve to re-identify with African American Males. Uplifting stories from audience members will also be shared to inspire hope for the guests.

We will, next, gather in teams (by location, school, or other) and each team will discuss ideas on how they can inspire change in THEIR buildings. The more radical the better! Once this is done, brave souls will present to the group and allow the group to give them suggestions to help the volunteers make their ideas more concrete.

The session will close with an inspiring message to help the audience reinvigorate their efficacy and leave the session with a sense of purpose and pride in moving forward with Becoming A Generational Curse Eliminator!

This session will serve to create or recreate a more correct racial identity and an appreciation of the possibilities that ethnic differences will bring to classrooms and schools.

Evidence

Evidence: The following articles, clips, and stories are a few of the items that will be used as research to support the above presentation (More items will be added an updated)

  1. Wang, M.-T. and Huguley, J. P. (2012), Parental Racial Socialization as a Moderator of the Effects of Racial Discrimination on Educational Success Among African American Adolescents. Child Development, 83: 1716–1731. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2012.01808.x
  2. Affluenza judge gives black kid tougher sentence for a lesser crime http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/12/18/affluenza-judge-poor-black-kid-sentence/
  3. Sargent, A. (2014), 7 Lies We Need to Stop Telling About Young African-American Men, mic.com, http://mic.com/articles/87167/7-lies-we-need-to-stop-telling-about-young-african-american-men
  4. Allison, T., Mugglestone, K., O’Sullivan, R. (2014), Closing The Race Gap, Alleviating Young African American Unemployment Through Education. Young Invincibles

Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Speaker, educator and activist, Jason D. Etheridge, also known as Mr. E! The Motivator! is a rising force in the field of student engagement. His highly energetic, musical and up-lifting live performances are connecting students, parents and teachers to their full potentials as they relate to their roles in success in children. Mr. E’s motivational music like “Exceeding & I Know It,” “Study Hard,” and “Teach Me How to Study” are being played in classrooms around the country each day as tools for teachers and motivation for students. Mr. E! The Motivator's shows use popular entertainment, dance, humor, inspiring stories, life experiences, student & teacher engagement, and pure electricity to motivate each of his audiences' senses. Having experience working in elementary, middle and high school levels, Mr. E! The Motivator! brings the correct perspective for all levels while achieving the goals of inspiring all to find their starting line, overcome their obstacles, and fight for success.

Mr. E! holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Alabama A&M University and a Master’s degree as a Professional School Counselor from Cambridge College. Mr. E! has served in elementary, middle, and high school settings as a paraprofessional, Parent Liaison, Graduation Coach, & Professional School Counselor. As a presenter, Mr. E! has spoken at more than 100 elementary schools, middle schools, high schools, churches, and events to students, parents, and faculties.

Presentation Year

2016

Start Date

3-8-2016 2:45 PM

End Date

3-8-2016 4:00 PM

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Becoming A Generational Curse Eliminator

Ballroom E

This presentation is being presented in an effort to challenge the minds of educators, to understand truer data about African Americans (males especially), accept that the lives of their minority students will undoubtedly be different from other students, to invigorate the efficacy of our educators, and spark radical change at their respective locations in regard to eliminating generational curses.