Wei LAB lead organizer for International Colloquium on Black Males in Education

The 2014 International Colloquium on Black Males in Education, a research gathering set to explore the global dynamics of black males in the educational pipeline, runs Oct. 1-4 at Morehouse College in Atlanta.

The event’s lead organizer is Wisconsin’s Equity and Inclusion Laboratory (Wei LAB), an education research laboratory based out of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research at UW-Madison’s School of Education. The Wei LAB is directed by Jerlando F.L. Jackson, who is UW-Madison’s Vilas Distinguished Professor of Higher Education.  He is a faculty member with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis.

The theme of this year’s colloquium is “Doing Something Different in the 21st Century: Informed by What Works with Black Males in the New Global Economy.”

The colloquium will bring together leading scholars and thinkers, high-impact practitioners, and students from around the globe. It will offer 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.

“This year’s colloquium will draw an impressive cadre of scholars from communities across the world to examine black male experiences in education from a variety of lenses,” says Jackson. “Our hope is that every colloquium attendee and participant leaves inspired, equipped, and motivated to improve the educational dilemma for black males through research, practice, and policy.”

To learn more, visit the conference’s website.

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