Beyond the Bricks Town Hall Event

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10am - 4pm EDT Saturday, October 9 2010
Morgan State University, Student Center, 1700 East Cold Springs Lane, Baltimore, MD 21251
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Jamye on Sep 10, 2010

You are cordially invited to the Beyond the Bricks Town Hall Event.

Supported by the Institute for Urban Research @ Morgan State University, Center for Urban Families, and Kinetics' T.R.U.C.E.  Movement taking place at Morgan State University!

Produced by Washington Koen Media, Beyond the Bricks is a documentary film project and national community engagement campaign created with the goal of promoting solutions for one of America's critical problems in education: the consistently low performance of black males in school. The film includes commentary from some of the country's foremost leaders, experts and scholars focused on black boys and their education including Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Reverend Al Sharpton, and Schott Foundation President Dr. John Jackson, among others.

At the Town Hall meeting we will discuss and plan what we all can do to create healthy communities for our youth. Community leaders, educators, parents, and students from the Baltimore community are strongly encouraged to attend, there will be a screening of Beyond the Bricks (30 minute run time), a community-panel discussion and planning workshops. The panel discussion is an opportunity for the community to engage in purposeful dialogue concerning the current issues and solutions surrounding black male education. After the community panel discussion there will be planning workshops.

Opening Remarks

Dr. Joe A. Hairston, Superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools



Rev. Heber Brown, III, Pastor, Pleasant Hope Baptist Church


Panelists Include:

Delegate Jill P. Carter, Maryland State Delegate

Joe Jones, Center for Urban Families

Dr. Kirk Gaddy, BCS, Co-Founder & CEO Bluford Drew Jemison Science Technology Engineering Mathematics Academy 

Chris Goodman, Algebra Project

Dayvon Love, Towson University undergraduate

Dr. Tyrone Powers, The Powers Report & Chairman of the Children's First Movement


Worshop Facilitators include:   

Ray Winbush, Tracy Rone, Cameron Miles, David Miller, Chabria Thomas, Ray Cook, Raynor (Ray) Roberts, Elder Ted Sutton, Stacie Harris, Jamye Wooten, Jeff Menzise, Charmayne Turner, Rebkha Atnafou, Ofc. Kevin Bacon, Angela Johnese, Maryland Shaw and more.

Limited seating is available for the workshops so you MUST RSVP. The planning workshops are divided into three groups:

Students Peer-to-Peer

Parents and Educators

Community/ Policy Leaders

Limited seating is available for the workshops so you MUST RSVP to the group you will participate in. Registration starts at 10am and the event begins at 11am.

Upon arrival you must check-in, in order to participate in a planning workshop. There will be a waiting list if for any reason registration is full for your desired planning workshop.

If you would like to attend the Town Hall Meeting and not participate in a workshop please RSVP through the general registration group.

Thank you so much for your participation and helping us bring Beyond the Bricks to your community! We look forward to seeing you there!




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