Men of Color Summit

Binghamton University Men of Color Summit 2020

“Mind, Body, Soul: Views from a Male Perspective”


9 a.m.–6 p.m.
March 28, 2020
Smart Energy Building, Binghamton University

Mission and purpose

The Men of Color Summit 2020 will educate, empower and motivate our students to strive for excellence in education. Throughout the day, students, faculty, staff and community members will in engage in discussions around the needs and issues that specifically men of color face, and how those issues intersect with their academic and professional careers.

The Summit is intentionally designed to help men of color gain a stronger sense of self as well as to connect with peers, faculty, staff, and with the larger Binghamton University and surrounding communities. The Summit’s goals are to provide opportunities for participants to learn from and engage with professional leaders in the community; to provide networking opportunities for participants to learn from each other by participating in workshops and small group discussions; and to help participants gain a greater sense of self. Attending the educational sessions offered will help them to contextualize their identity socially, academically, historically and politically.

The Men of Color Summit is presented by the Office of the Dean of Students, the Division of Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, Campus Activities, the Multicultural Resource Center and the Student Association.

Call for programs

Be a part of the Binghamton University Men of Color Summit 2020 by presenting an educational session. Proposals and conference presentations should focus on emerging and persistent issues for men of color. For more information on submissions please take a look at our submission guide and template.

Ready to submit?

PROGRAM SUBMISSION FORM

Schedule

9 a.m.
Check-in
9:30 a.m.
Welcome/keynote
10:30–11:45 a.m.
Workshops
11:50 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Small group debrief
12:45 p.m.
Lunch/networking
2:15 p.m.
Professional panel
3:30 p.m.
Workshops
4:45 p.m.
Small discussions
5 p.m.
Closing

Keynote and educational sessions

  • Keynote speaker
    • David Johns
      Executive Director
      National Black Justice Coalition

      David Johns has been the executive director of the National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC) since September 2017. The civil rights organization empowers the black LGBTQ community and aims to end racism, homophobia and stigma against black LGBTQ people.

      Before joining NBJC, the civil rights advocate worked for President Obama as the first executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans. During his tenure, which began in 2013 and ended when President Obama left office, the initiative worked to develop educational and workplace development programs that benefited African American students. The White House appointment came after Johns spent years working with members of Congress on education policy.

      Johns is currently balancing his work with his pursuit of a Ph.D. in sociology and education policy at Columbia University. His research focuses on how public high schools shape and form black masculine identity. Informed by his work, and in an effort to use this research in his role at NBJC, Johns is looking to shift the way academic researchers think and talk about black students in public schools.
  • Professional panel
    • Ken Holmes
      VP for Student Affairs
      Howard University
    • Greg Johnson
      Pastor
      Cornerstone Community Church, Endicott NY
    • Bryson Rose
      Director of Advocacy and Capacity Building
      Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ+ Youth
    • Carl Forbes Jr.
      Founder and Principal Attorney
      Carl Forbes Jr. Law Firm, PLLC
    • Josue Quinones
      Founder
      Success is a Lifestyle Program
    • Micah Barreiro
      President, Broome-Tioga NAACP
      Retired US Army Veteran
    • Ralph Gonzalez
      Detective
      New York Police Department

Registration

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Sponsorships

For those interested, there are several sponsor packages available for the Men of Color Summit. Choose the one right for you, your company or organization, and be a part of something special.

Donations/sponsorships of any amount are welcome and appreciated. Those sponsoring at one of our sponsorship levels listed below will be recognized as listed.

For questions or to sponsor event, please contact Tanyah Barnes, Multicultural Resource Center associate director at 607-777-3654 or tbarnes@binghamton.edu or Joshua Gonzalez, Men of Color Scholastic Society graduate advisor at jgonza45@binghamton.edu by noon, March 2.

Sponsorship levels for campus partners and individual donors

  • Pantone 342 Sponsor ($1500)
    This supporter helps to cover the cost of a summit workshop or speaker(s). The supporter will be recognized during the summit, on summit promotional materials, summit website and receive a personalized thank-you from President Stenger.
  • Silver Sponsor ($500)

    This supporter covers the cost of ten summit participants and summit materials. The supporter will be recognized during the summit, on summit promotional materials and receive a personalized thank-you from President Stenger.

  • Black Sponsor ($250)

    This supporter covers the cost of five summit participants and summit materials. The supporter will be recognized during the summit and receive a personalized thank you from President Stenger.

  • Multiple Student Sponsor ($100)

    This supporter covers the cost of four summit participants and will be recognized during the summit.

  • Student Sponsor ($25)

    This supporter covers the cost of one summit participant and will be recognized during the summit.

Sponsorship payments

  • Pay online
  • Write check payable to the Binghamton University Foundation and put BUF#11222 in the memo section.
    • Mail to: Binghamton University Foundation, PO Box 6005, Binghamton, NY 13902-6005
    • Deliver to Gift and Donor Records in Old O’Connor Hall #G046

Parking and check-in information

Parking will be available at the Innovative Technologies Complex (ITC) which houses the Smart Energy Building. Shuttles from the main campus will run from The Union to ITC starting at 8 a.m.