Date(s) & Time(s)::
February 22, 2014
Location: Memorial Coliseum
On February 26, 2014, America and the world will commemorate the 2nd anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death, a 17-year old African-American male who whose life was violently taken from him after being profiled, pursued, attacked, shot and killed as he walked home from a convenience store. In his commitment to transform tragedy into change, Mr. Tracy Martin, the father of Trayvon Martin, will speak about the legacy of his son and need for societal change in the way children, particularly young men of color, are regarded and treated in American society. Mr. Tracy Martin’s address is part of the book launch of Burden of Hope: Transition, Retention, and Collegiate Black Men.
In Burden of Hope: Transition, Retention, and Collegiate Black Men, Dr. Oscar J. Dowdell- Underwood presents groundbreaking research that calls for a paradigmatic shift in the way American higher education institutions relate to black collegiate males in attempts to increase college transition, retention and persistence. Dr. Dowdell-Underwood’s life work is dedicated to maximizing the human potential of children and students, especially young men of color, who are disproportionately impacted by societal infrastructures, such as bias, violence, and poverty, which threaten their opportunity realize their inherent power and fulfill their burden of hope.
Oscar J. Dowdell-Underwood & Associates LLC is pleased to sponsor the book launch of Burden of Hope: Transition, Retention, and Collegiate Black Men as part of its celebration of Black History Month.
For more information about the author, Dr. Oscar Dowdell-Underwood,
please visit: www.oscardowdell-underwood.com
For more information about the speaker, Mr. Tracy Martin, please visit www.apbspeakers.com.
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