Reflecting on ICBME 2016

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This past week marked the 5th Annual International Colloquium on Black Males in Education.

Held October 4-7th in Southampton, Bermuda, the Colloquium gave talented and insightful leaders and educators the opportunity to discuss global issues impacting the education of Black men around the world.

This year, the Colloquium focused on further exploring collaborative opportunities to advance the understanding of Black male experiences in education. The Colloquium chose Bermuda as the location of this year’s event because of the specific challenges facing the local community, including the struggle of having only one institute of higher education for the entire population.

In the course of three days, the Colloquium addressed key issues in higher education, including how to navigate implicit bias, increase retention rates for Black males, and further encourage the success of Black men in education and in their careers beyond graduation.

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After a long year of planning, the 5th Annual Colloquium proved to be a successful, engaging learning opportunity. The Wei LAB thanks everyone who was able to attend the Colloquium this year. For more information on ICBME 2016, click here.

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