Title

Beyond Stereotypes: Redefning Images of Young Men of Color

First Presenter's Institution

The Cambio Group

Second Presenter's Institution

N/A

Third Presenter's Institution

N/A

Fourth Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

N/A

Location

Session 4 (Scarbrough 4)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

Inaccurate stereotypes, including widespread portrayals in media and other outlets, are just one of the many ways that structural racism infuences perceptions of young men of color. But young men of color possess a range of complexities—insights, emotions, and aesthetics—that the public neither sees nor accepts because American culture ofen defnes these males negatively and far too narrowly. This presentation will be an exhibition that tackles educational standards, cultural identity, historical erasure, trauma, and the misrepresentation of males of color. This presentation will be an attempt to challenge these stereotypes, and highlight the positive aspects of African American and Latino young men. This interactive workshop and exhibit, presented through multimedia installations, flm, interactive discussion, and photography, will seek to create a new and empowering visual language that challenges the biases, bigotry, and current system under which males of color are marginalized.

Summary

Inaccurate stereotypes, including widespread portrayals in media and other outlets, are just one of the many ways that structural racism infuences perceptions of young men of color. But young men of color possess a range of complexities—insights, emotions, and aesthetics—that the public neither sees nor accepts because American culture ofen defnes these males negatively and far too narrowly. This presentation will be an exhibition that tackles educational standards, cultural identity, historical erasure, trauma, and the misrepresentation of males of color. This presentation will be an attempt to challenge these stereotypes, and highlight the positive aspects of African American and Latino young men. This interactive workshop and exhibit, presented through multimedia installations, flm, interactive discussion, and photography, will seek to create a new and empowering visual language that challenges the biases, bigotry, and current system under which males of color are marginalized.

Evidence

Presenter will provide.

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, 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.

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 and is, according to University of Maryland Baltimore County’s President Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski, a “courageous, visionary leader with boundless energy and an undeniable message of hope in the midst of adversity.”

Presentation Year

2020

Start Date

3-10-2020 8:30 AM

End Date

3-10-2020 9:45 AM

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Mar 10th, 8:30 AM Mar 10th, 9:45 AM

Beyond Stereotypes: Redefning Images of Young Men of Color

Session 4 (Scarbrough 4)

Inaccurate stereotypes, including widespread portrayals in media and other outlets, are just one of the many ways that structural racism infuences perceptions of young men of color. But young men of color possess a range of complexities—insights, emotions, and aesthetics—that the public neither sees nor accepts because American culture ofen defnes these males negatively and far too narrowly. This presentation will be an exhibition that tackles educational standards, cultural identity, historical erasure, trauma, and the misrepresentation of males of color. This presentation will be an attempt to challenge these stereotypes, and highlight the positive aspects of African American and Latino young men. This interactive workshop and exhibit, presented through multimedia installations, flm, interactive discussion, and photography, will seek to create a new and empowering visual language that challenges the biases, bigotry, and current system under which males of color are marginalized.