2017 Cities United Regional Convening in Durham

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AGENDA

DAY 1

Monday, March 13, 2017 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Career Exploration

This is an opportunity for boys and young men of color to participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) labs and discuss career pathways with professionals in the STEAM fields.

 

4:00 p.m. - 4: 50 p.m. - Dinner/Welcome/ Intro to Workshops

Welcome delivered by Durham County Commissioner James Hill

5:00 p.m. - 7:40 p.m.Rotating Workshops

Building New Body Parts

Big Data and Marketing

Architectural Design

Smart Cities (Interfacing with Smart Grids)

7:50 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. - Closing for the Day

  

DAY 2

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Interactive Conversations and Peer Learning

Thought leaders will facilitate race equity, youth leadership, capacity building and outcome measurement discussions. Attendees are encouraged to join the discussion and share resources to build the MBK and Cities United communities in the Carolinas. The day will include discussions about the necessary tools to build strategy and execute implementation.

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. – Breakfast/Welcome

Welcome delivered by Durham County Manager Wendell M. Davis.

8:45 a.m. - 9:45 a.m. - Opening Plenary

Associate Professor of Psychology and Director of the Morehouse Male Initiative Dr. Bryant Marks, will start the day by encouraging attendees to identify and move beyond their implicit biases regarding boys and men of color. 

9:55 a.m. - 11:10 a.m. - Session One

RACIAL EQUITY IN LOCAL POLICIES 

Representative from the Louisville Urban League will discuss how organizations can incorporate a racial equity lens into their internal policies, practices and procedures. Success factors for advancing opportunity and achieving equity are shown and how they make a real difference in reaching overlooked audiences and making services accessible to underrepresented communities. 

11:20 a.m. - 12:35 p.m. - Session Two

Measuring the Impact of Local Capacity Building

Representatives from the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance (MBKA) will discuss how local governments can build their local organizational capacity to support the success of boys and men of color.  MBKA will also discuss how communities can measure the impact of their work. 

12:45 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. – Luncheon

2:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Session Three

BUILDING YOUNG LEADERS 

How do cities and counties develop and maintain a safe space for an inclusive youth voice and youth leadership? GenYNot, a platform that allows young people to share their thoughts, concerns, and solutions on issues affecting their communities and the world at large, covers this question as it relates to the necessity of youth and how they enhance the fabric of our community.

3:25 p.m. - 4:40 p.m. - Workshops

Workshops offer an opportunity to discuss how to build the regional strength of My Brother’s Keeper and Cities United in the Carolinas. Workshops for each state will occur simultaneously.

4:50 p.m. - 5:50 p.m. - Closing Plenary/Convening Closing

Sadiqa Reynolds – President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League

Anthony Smith – Executive Director of Cities United

5:50 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. – Dinner & Networking

Join host, My Brother's Keeper Durham, for a special reception on Tuesday evening to wrap up the powerful Urgency of Now: Shattering Biases. Building Equity. 2017 Cities United Convening in Durham, North Carolina.  Reflect on two days of energetic discussion and strategic planning while unwinding with attendees.

This is an opportunity for boys and young men of color to participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) labs and discuss career pathways with professionals in the STEAM fields.
This is an opportunity for boys and young men of color to participate in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) labs and discuss career pathways with professionals in the STEAM fields.