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The Fruition of our Virtual Gathering of Leaders

Dear COSEBOC friends and supporters,

On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of the Coalition of Schools Educating Boys of Color, it is my pleasure to send you this note of thanks.

As many of you know, COSEBOC was scheduled to host its 14th Gathering of Leaders in the great city of Seattle, Washington on April 28-30, 2020. With the onset of COVID-19, we were forced to cancel our signature event. This situation faced us with a significant challenge. Like many other non-profits, we made a hard pivot in order to keep COSEBOC moving forward so that we could continue to provide quality professional development.

Thus, the Virtual Gathering of Leaders was born. As you can attest, I believe, by your presence, each session poured powerful information into our hearts and minds. We are extremely grateful for the contributions of time, talent and expertise so willingly shared by Dr. Bettina Love, Dr. Shawn Ginwright, Dr. Rhonda Bryant, and Dr. Karen Mapp. Each presentation was exceptional, provocative, and designed to incite action in service of boys and young men of color and their villages.

These great speakers were complemented by your loyal presence and participation. Without you, the success generated by the Virtual Gathering of Leaders would not have come to fruition. You were the difference that made the difference!

Although we are taking a few weeks away from the virtual stage, you can be assured that COSEBOC will return. Please be on the watch for our virtual fall and winter schedule of dynamic speakers. And please continue to support the COSEBOC movement by becoming a member or renewing your membership. Movements need members, and COSEBOC membership matters!

With deep appreciation,

Ron Walker