Date ~ May 10, 2021, 4pm ~
Location ~ Zoom ~
COSEBOC is proud to announce Shawn Dove as our next speaker in our 2021 educational teleconference series, Conversations with DeepThinkers. This series aims to deepen and strengthen educators’ and advocates’ capacity dedicated to the affirmative development of boys and young men of color.
Over the past 12 years, Shawn served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), a national membership organization committed to improving the life outcomes for Black men and boys. Under his leadership, CBMA has leveraged more than $212 million in national and local funds for Black Male Achievement, and grew to include nearly 6,000 individual and 3,000 organizational members across the U.S. Prior to CBMA, Shawn held more than two decades’ experience as a youth development professional, community-builder and advocate for children and families.
This important conversation, “Pandemic as a Portal,” will focus on questions such as: Where do we go from here with Black Male Achievement? And How high will YOU fly?
Shawn is co-author of I TOO AM AMERICA: On Loving and Leading Black Men & Boys: part memoir and part historical account of the launch of CBMA and the growth of the Black male achievement movement, and looks at where we go from here in the Movement
“I too am America is a special book written by special men. Shawn graciously shares his lessons of leadership, love, and sacrifice for the world to see and learn from, and we all should be truly grateful. Nick Chiles also lends his time and talent, and his amazing experiences to the pages of this incredible book. This book should be read, analyzed, and copied to make our world a better place.”
– Wes Moore, NY Times bestselling author, CEO, Robin Hood Foundation
Conversations with Deep Thinkers is a powerful forum for learning and inquiry. In these 1 hour zoom conversations, Ron Walker engages with prominent leaders in an inquiry focused on Boys and Young Men of Color. These conversations are followed by Q&A inviting audience participation.