Hosted by The California Endowment and Other Partners – What Can You Do To
Help Young Men of Color Succeed?
WEBINAR: Tuesday, August 9th at 1:00 pm EST
During Donovan Livingston’s senior year of high school, a teacher at his
school threatened to cut the microphone when he wanted to incorporate
spoken-word poetry into his commencement speech. He moved forward with a
conventional speech instead. Years later, speaking at Harvard Graduate
School of Education, he was able to deliver the speech the way he had
always wanted. Harvard University has called it “the most powerful,
heartfelt speech you will ever hear.”
Donovan’s story heard ’round the world-a youth full of promise,
intelligence and strength who was silenced by systems like his school-is
the narrative of boys and men of color across the U.S. Today, more than
ever, we know that opportunity and access, even to a microphone, are not
available to everyone. Yet youth like Donovan still succeed when their
talents and strengths align with opportunity.
This webinar will present the findings from Heard, Not Judged: Insights
Into the Talents, Realities and Needs of Young Men of Color, a recent
report by MEE Productions, a Philadelphia-based group. Report researchers
hosted focus groups with young men of color in their hometowns of Los
Angeles, Long Beach, Oakland, Richmond, New York City, Baltimore, Atlanta,
New Orleans and Detroit to dive deep into the challenges and opportunities
faced by young men of color. Hear from youth themselves about what they
need, as well as the experts supporting them in their journey to success.
This webinar is intended for funders, community-based organizations and
anyone wanting to understand the lives of boys and men of color. Gain new
insight into what’s working, what’s not, and how you can help as a funder,
community-based organization or even as an individual.
Tuesday, August 9th
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. PST /
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. CST /
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. EST
Attendance is free. Registration is required.