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CBM CEO Reggie Broddie Joins Howard University Education Panel in May

28-04-2016

April 28, 2016
For Immediate Release:
CBM CEO Reggie Broddie Joins Howard University Education Panel in May

 

Washington, DC – Concerned Black Men National Executive Director Reggie Broddie will be a panelist at a special conference on Black Male Achievement in May.  The convening, “Toward a Policy and Legislative Agenda to Address the School-to-Prison Pipeline,” is an earnest effort by key educators, policy makers and experts to solve the pressing issues facing Black males in academia.  Broddie joins Howard President Dr. Wayne A.I. Frederick, Dr. Ivory Toldson, Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities as well as Dr. Ronald Mason, President of the University of the District of Columbia and US. Representative Robert “Bobby” Scott among others in the conversation.

Panelists will discuss the disturbing trend of African American youth moving quickly through the US Education system toward the American prison industrial complex.  This comes on the hills of new evidence released by the Campaign for Black Male Achievement that reveals nearly 80 percent of young African American men in major cities have criminal records.

Broddie joins one of two panels in an intensive conversation about the viability of education in America for African American males.  The event will also include breakout groups that will directly work on ways to stem the preschool to prison pipeline.  Broddie along with specialists in the field of Black Male Achievement will discuss alternatives, solutions and directives aimed at changing the narrative for young men of color.  Breakout groups will be facilitated by Dr. James Moore II, Executive Director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on African American Male at the Ohio State University.

“I’m excited to be a part of this discussion.” Reggie Broddie said,” I believe we need to work toward real solutions that help our youth succeed.  These are the conversations we need to be having—followed with immediate action to alter outcomes.”

Broddie brings his experience as a juvenile probation officer turned youth advocate to highlight the challenges and opportunities for education practitioners and law enforcement to augment the current system.  His work in both youth development and the juvenile justice system gives Broddie a unique insight into the intersections and structures in place that impede or promote black male achievement.

The daylong event will be held in Washington, DC and is sponsored by the Ronald W. Walters Leadership and Public Policy Center at Howard University. The goal is to bring together great minds in the Black Male Achievement and education field to create lasting solutions that ultimately transform the lives of African American youth.

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Concerned Black Men National offers guidance, support and encouragement to children, while stabilizing families, positioning them to lead healthy, productive lives. To learn more about CBM National, visit our website at www.cbmnational.org, follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter @CBMNational, or call toll free 888-395-7816.

For more information or press inquiries, please contact Lela Winston, CBM National Communications Specialist, at lwinston@cbmnational.org or 202-650-5185.

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