Past Events

COSEBOC 8th Annual Gathering of Leaders

Date: 
Wednesday, April 23, 2014 - 12:00pm - Friday, April 25, 2014 - 5:00pm
Location: 
Jackson, MS

Onward and Upward! Advancing the Affirmative Development of Boys and Young Men of Color

Date: April 23-25, 2014

Location: Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi
Co-hosts: Jackson State University and the Mississippi Center for Education Innovation

Screening of Black in America 6

Screening of Black in America 6

Date: 
Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 6:00pm
Location: 
4021 Parkside Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104

(This is not a COSEBOC hosted event) United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey is pleased to join Urban Youth and the Knight Foundation in presenting this special event of an advanced screening of "Black in America 6," which addresses the achievement gap between black and white students. Following the screening, award-winning journalist Soledad O’Brien will moderate a panel discussion on what steps we all can take to ensure that young men of color are adequately prepared to succeed in school and receive the support they need to graduate from high school ready for college or career.

Guardians of Equity: Creating Fair Systems to Achieve Equitable Outcomes

Date: 
Saturday, July 6, 2013 - 11:30am
Location: 
New York University, 60 Washington Square S, New York, NY 10012

NOTE: This is NOT a COSEBOC hosted event. This conference is hosted by COSEBOC friends, Dr. Pedro Noguera and Dr. Eddie Fergus. It is focused on very important topics for our mission.

Gathering of Leaders, 2013

2013 Annual Gathering of Leaders

Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2013 - 8:00am - Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 2:00pm
Location: 
University of Illinois-Chicago, Chicago, Illinois

Young, Gifted and Literate:
Boys and Young Men of Color Prepared for the Future

The 7th annual Gathering of Leaders will showcase schools and the exemplary literacy practices that they employ as they prepare boys and young men of color for their place in society and the 21st century global community. 

Ron Walker on Literary Nation Talk Radio

Date: 
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 1:15pm

Ron Walker to be interviewed on Literary Nation, Thursday, April 4pm at 1:25pm. The topic of this interview is the upcoming COSEBOC 2013 Gathering, and other projects. Be sure to listen in. Click link above to learn more.

Webinar: Present and Accounted For - Addressing School Absenteeism for Boys of Color

Date: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
Online. NOTE: Please note all times are EST

To achieve in school, a student must be in school. A simple concept, yet the rates of absenteeism for boys of color are unacceptably high. The reasons behind their absences are varied, but these barriers to school attendance are not insurmountable. Schools can provide strategic support and guidance to help boys improve attendance and succeed in school.

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Webinar: From Rigid to Responsive - Better Approaches to School Discipline

Date: 
Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: 
Online. NOTE: Please note all times are EST

In recent years, there has been significant debate about the unintended consequences of harsh discipline policies, and the disproportionate impact on students of color. School achievement is negatively affected by these rigid discipline policies, and it is also the gateway to involvement with the justice system and school dropout.