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Young Men’s Passage

COSEBOC is a national leader in convening boys and young men of color for enriching exposure opportunities, particularly during the Annual Gathering’s powerful Young Men’s Passage, where our youth attendees receive:

A positive and safe convening with age and culturally appropriate content for young men looking to make change

A destination where young men will contemplate their present and prepare for their future

The chance to participate in team-building activities and inspirational sessions that increase motivation in young men

A feeling of pride and position by serving each other’s curiosity and strivings for better

Belonging within an intergenerational community that understands the challenges and opportunities of young men of color and is dedicated to solutions and problem solving

LEARN MORE & REGISTER for the Young Men’s Passage here

Confirmed Speaker

Nationally recognized community activist and Hip-Hop artist JASIRI X will serve as keynote speaker for the inaugural COSEBOC Student Innovator Awards and as a panelist for the Young Men’s Passage COSEBOC Talks. Among his many accolades, Jasiri is the first independent Hip-Hop artist to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate, which he received from Chicago Theological Seminary in 2016.

Jasiri X is a game changer. From city to city – and long before protesting went mainstream – Jasiri has been in the trenches, combining music, spirituality, and activism to uplift the people. His 1HOOD movement and tireless efforts on behalf of organizations such as COSEBOC are to be applauded. Meet him in Austin, and learn more about his work at