In 2014, President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative, challenging local governments, philanthropists, nonprofit leaders, educators and individuals to address the significant challenges that young boys and men of color continue to face today. To help continue this important national conversation, the DDCE has partnered with the city of Austin and Travis County on a MBK task force. The task force is co-chaired by Dr. Gregory Vincent, vice president for diversity and community engagement, and Mark Madrid, CEO for the Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
Below are just a few highlights from two Austin MBK city-wide conversation co-hosted by the DDCE.
SXSWedu “My Brother’s Keeper” Community Dialogue—March 10, 2015
Photos by Brian Birzer