BLACK BOYS: Navigating the Narrative

This session connects to the feature length documentary, BLACK BOYS. We will take a deep dive into three specific issues raised in the film that are deeply connected to the educational attainment of Black boys. Each panel member will discuss their area of expertise and will provide tangible solutions needed to change the narrative for Black boys that provides a foundation for thriving instead of surviving. Relevant statistics and stories will be shared to provide context for attendees.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

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Sharif El-Mekki

Center for Black Educator Development

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John King

The Education Trust

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Michael Lindsey

NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research

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Robert Simmons

Urban Teachers