Distinguished Speaker Series

A Distinguished Speaker Series was also launched in October 2006 with a lecture by Dr. Shaun Harper, a researcher at the Pennsylvania State University who shared his research on African American male collegians and academic success. Subsequent topics in this series included Dr. Pedro A. Noguera on Black Masculinity and Educational Success. A panel of five distinguished CUNY faculty on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) at CUNY. Damon T. Hewitt, Esq. on The School to Prison Pipeline: The Role of Race and Gender in Denying Educational Opportunity. David C. Banks, Esq. on Setting a Standard for Excellence for African American and Latino Students - The Story of the Eagle Academy for Young Men. Aaron Thomas, Senior Director of Health and Quality of Life at the National Urban League, on the Black Male Initiative: An Empowerment Movement. A panel of four distinguished professionals on exploring challenges Black gay men in Higher Education entitled, Nobody Knows My Name. A panel discussion titled, “Financial Literacy: Money 101 to Wealth Building." And the play James Baldwin–Down From The Mountaintop, written and performed by Tony Award nominee Calvin Levels. During the 2014-15 academic year CUNY BMI will host several events as part of the Distinguished speakers Series.



Register today for the Tenth Annual CUNY BMI Conference!
“Increasing Black and Latino Student Engagement and Success in Higher Education”
Friday, October 16, 2015, 8:30AM – 7:00PM
Gerald W. Lynch Theatre
John Jay College of Criminal Justice
524 W. 59th Street, NY, NY 10019

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