Title

BEYOND STEREOTYPES: REDEFINING IMAGES OF YOUNG MEN OF COLOR

First Presenter's Institution

The Cambio Group

Second Presenter's Institution

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Third Presenter's Institution

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Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Harborside Center West

Strand #1

Head: Academic Achievement & Leadership

Strand #2

Head: Academic Achievement & Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

Young men of color often feel the burning glare of misperception early on in school, where teachers are more likely to perceive their actions as disrespectful or defiant. The creation of Beyond Stereotypes: Redefining Images of Young Men of Color is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of Black and Latino male students from diverse and contending backgrounds and creates a platform for the young men to represent and redefine Black and Latino male identity in America. This interactive workshop will highlight a range of complexities— insights, emotions, and aesthetics—that the public often fails to see or accept because American culture often defines these males both negatively and far too narrowly. In simple terms, there is much more to young men of color beyond the stereotypical image, and this project will provide a framework to address these important issues.

Summary

Young men of color often feel the burning glare of misperception early on in school, where teachers are more likely to perceive their actions as disrespectful or defiant. The creation of Beyond Stereotypes: Redefining Images of Young Men of Color is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of Black and Latino male students from diverse and contending backgrounds and creates a platform for the young men to represent and redefine Black and Latino male identity in America. This interactive workshop will highlight a range of complexities— insights, emotions, and aesthetics—that the public often fails to see or accept because American culture often defines these males both negatively and far too narrowly. In simple terms, there is much more to young men of color beyond the stereotypical image, and this project will provide a framework to address these important issues.

Evidence

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Learning Objectives

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields is a social entrepreneur, inspirational speaker, and educator who loves to create and build with purpose. As the Co-Founder and Senior Director of Education and Innovation at the Cambio Group, and former professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Education, Dr. LaMarr Darnell Shields has dedicated his life to inspiring adults and youth alike to pursue a higher purpose, achieve sustainable value for long-term success, and cope with adversity in order to create opportunities in their personal, professional and spiritual lives. As the Special Advisor to the Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Equity and a recipient of the 2015 Social Innovator Award, Dr. Shields has been studying, writing about, and implementing change in schools and non-profit organizations for years. This bilingual author, master teacher, public speaker, social entrepreneur and thought leader is a dynamic presence who has appeared on NPR, ABC, NBC, CNN, and BET. Dr. Shields has decades of experience providing workshops, presentations, assessment, training-of-trainers, and other forms of consulting and staff development for k-12 schools, colleges and universities, community organizations, government organizations, and others.

Presentation Year

2017

Start Date

3-8-2017 11:15 AM

End Date

3-8-2017 12:30 PM

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Mar 8th, 11:15 AM Mar 8th, 12:30 PM

BEYOND STEREOTYPES: REDEFINING IMAGES OF YOUNG MEN OF COLOR

Harborside Center West

Young men of color often feel the burning glare of misperception early on in school, where teachers are more likely to perceive their actions as disrespectful or defiant. The creation of Beyond Stereotypes: Redefining Images of Young Men of Color is an innovative transmedia project that facilitates a dialogue between a critical mass of Black and Latino male students from diverse and contending backgrounds and creates a platform for the young men to represent and redefine Black and Latino male identity in America. This interactive workshop will highlight a range of complexities— insights, emotions, and aesthetics—that the public often fails to see or accept because American culture often defines these males both negatively and far too narrowly. In simple terms, there is much more to young men of color beyond the stereotypical image, and this project will provide a framework to address these important issues.