Our Annual Texas Male Student Leadership Summit will take place at The University of Texas at Austin on August 17-18, 2017 at the Student Activity Center. This year marks the 4th year that we have hosted our Leadership Summit which is an invite-only event for institutional members of the Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color. The Summit brings together emerging male students of color, as well as faculty, staff, and administrators from K-12 and higher education institutions from across the state of Texas, who are dedicated to their academic and personal success. This year we are excited to announce that our featured keynote speaker is Dr. Cesar Cruz, Co-Founder of Homies Empowerment Program. Dr. Cruz is an author, youth activist, Harvard graduate, and has been an educator for almost two decades. He was born in Juchitlan, Jalisco Mexico and migrated to the states at about age 9. Our program this year as always highlight our students and student voice and features two student tracks, a panel of student leaders, student convening, and an arts, poetry and spoken word segment. This year we are introducing a “President’s Panel” made up of state and national educational leaders who are engaged in work on behalf and with male students of color. For more information, please visit the 2017 Texas Male Student Leadership Summit webpage for updates, or contact Jorge Rodriguez at firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Emmet Campos at email@example.com.