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Fifth annual Men of Color National Summit moved to November 4-5, 2021


Clemson University has moved the dates of its  Men of Color National Summit to November 4-5, 2021 from its previously scheduled date in April due to the continued effects COVID-19 has placed on holding in-person events.

Presented by the University’s Division of Inclusion and Equity, the two-day summit hosts dynamic keynote speakers and engaging breakout sessions, and facilitates life-changing relationships and networking opportunities by bringing together more than 2,100 high school and college students, school administrators, educators, as well as and business and community leaders from around the country.

“Having a national platform to illuminate the work that needs to be done to help these young men learn how to close the opportunity gap has never been more crucial,” said Lee Gill, chief inclusion and equity officer and special assistant to the president for inclusion and equity, and Summit chair, Clemson University.

Centered around creating pathways to higher education for African American and Latino high school young men, especially the cohort of 400 Upstate, South Carolina high school students participating in Clemson’s college access and readiness program, Tiger Alliance, the Summit themes focus on career and professional development; entrepreneurship; masculinity and personal identity; retention rates, graduation and student achievement; and social and community engagement.

Clemson will announce updates to the Summit’s packed agenda with keynote and breakout speakers, exhibitors and networking sessions in the future.

Call for proposals for breakout speakers opens on January 20, 2021.  Registration to attend the event opens February 1, 2021.

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