More information on the Brother to Brother Forum can be found on the OC3 homepage.
Once you select your ticket, please register for one morning and afternoon speaker.
Information on available speakers are listed below:
Speaker – Dr. Terrell Strayhorn
Subject - #RealTalk About the Educational Benefits of Diversity
Description - Belonging – with peers, in the classroom, or on campus – is a crucial part of the college experience. It can affect a student’s degree of academic achievement, or even whether they stay in school. Although much is known about the causes and impact of sense of belonging in students, little is known about how belonging differs based on students’ social identities, such as race, gender, or sexual orientation, or the conditions they encounter on campus.
Speaker - Dr. Michael Applegate and Juan Pacheco Marcial
Subject - Overcoming Violence: Adaptations to Oppression via Ethnic Studies
Description - This workshop will discuss violence and student engagement in local community contexts, focusing on the role of ethnic studies in educational settings as a way to enhance the social psychological health of marginalized groups. Our focus will be on the ways in which exposure to ethnic studies can create “enduring understandings” (Sleeter, 2018) that function as a protective factor in the lives of men of color.
Speaker - Javier Tamayo
Subject - Speaking From Experience: Utilizing the Arts and Spoken Word for Community Activism and Engagement
Description - This interactive presentation will offer participants the chance to engage in arts-based activism and spoken word to utilize their everyday lived experiences to speak back to oppression. By utilizing this approach, participants will learn the importance of the arts when forming community and engaging in activism.
Speaker - Corey Adams
Subject - Being Confident in Your Communication
Description - This workshop is presented by a current college student who will discuss the importance, tips, and tricks, of communicating to faculty, staff, and other students for a successful college experience. By gaining confidence and comfortability in communication skills, this will help students to build stronger networks at their institution and communities.
Speaker - Dr. Bryce Henson
Subject - This Why We Ain't Free: Empowering Men of Color and Fostering Progressive Masculinities
Description - This workshop uses an intersectional and social justice approach to critically examine masculinity in communities of color, particularly men. Using a range of activities, academic studies, popular culture references, and group dialogue, we will explore how men of color can empower themselves and their communities without reinforcing other forms of oppression, such as patriarchy, xenophobia, anti-blackness, sexism, homophobia, etc. The goal is for participants to understand identities within intersectional systems of power and develop tools to practice progressive masculinities.
Speaker - Richard Wright
Subject – Consent Culture
Description - This is an art-based workshops that explore and rehearse consent culture, bystander intervention and healthy masculinity. We will creatively embody ways to honor the boundaries of ourselves and others; shift culture; and define healthy and accountable masculinities for ourselves. All genders welcome.
The first 50 people that register will get free parking, your free parking pass will be waiting for you at registration.
Parking is available at any parking lot in CSUMB. If you do not have a CSUMB parking permit, daily permits are available for purchase at the kiosks located in the parking lot. Below is a map of the closest parking lots to the event at the University Center: