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Black, Latinx, Native, Male Summit

March 29, 2018

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Occhiato Student Center, Great Plains, Room 006

The four-year college graduation rate for Black and Latino males is 52 and 58 percent, respectively, compared to 78 percent for White males. Colorado also has graduation rates below 60 percent for Black and Latino males, with even lower graduation rates for Native American males. Given the demographics of Southern Colorado and CSU-Pueblo’s status as a Hispanic Serving Institution, the University has committed to offering a program to Black, Latino, and Native males in southern Colorado which helps them understand the importance of their pursuit of a college education as well as the availability of resources to help them succeed.

This luncheon will be the unveiling of the call for programs as well as have a keynote by Ken Marquez, VP of Student Affairs at Adams State University.

The theme of the fall 2018 Black, Latino, Native Male Summit (BLNMS) is Leading the Pack: Understanding our past, influencing our present to create change in our futures. This first annual summit strives to provide a forum for Black, Latino, and Native men to discuss the past and the influence it plays on our campuses to create change for future generations to come. The summit will provide opportunities to engage in dialogue, create bridges of collaboration, and inspire leadership among males on campus. The presenters, organizers, and sponsors hope to promote coalition building, community, and mentorship for Black, Latino, and Native men across Southern Colorado.

Sponsors: ODI, Residence Life & Housing, SEAL, EMPSA, CHASS

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