The Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color Webinar Series provides an in-depth discussion about the social and educational experiences of male students of color (e.g. improving transitions to college). These sessions are designed for faculty, administrators, or staff.
The Consortium and Project MALES is proud to announce a two-track webinar series focused on issues facing our boys and young men of color,
|Consortium Webinar Series||Project MALES Webinar Series|
|Topics:||Boys and Young Men of Color|
|Boys and Young Men of Color
|Audience:||Consortium Members||Open to Registrants|
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- Friday, May 14, 2021; 12:30 PM (CDT)
- Friday, June 18, 2021; 12:30 PM (CDT)
*Topics will be announced; Days and times subject to change
This webinar features founding scholars Dr. Victor Sáenz & Dr. Luis Ponjuán as they reflect on a decade of their research agenda and outreach efforts to advance the discussions on male students of color. This webinar will highlight the ongoing research and suggestions for advancing the conversations in light of Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, & social justice in education.
Speakers: Dr. Victor Sáenz, The University of Texas at Austin & Dr. Luis Ponjuán, Texas A&M University
Returning to School and COVID-19: How K-12 Educators Maintain Support for Male Students of Color | Consortium Webinar | Complimentary Recording | March 11, 2021
We began the school year with a discussion on Returning to School, and are hosting an updated conversation with K-12 school administrators. We will continue our discussion on the challenges and opportunities that face K-12 educators during this unprecedented time of COVID-19. The Consortium has assembled a panel of Texas school district administrators and educators that will share their guidance and resources on how to work together to support the educational needs of Male Students of Color as we continue the spring semester.
Moderated by Dr. Abigail Tarango, Ysleta ISD
Panelists: Ty Davidson, Austin ISD; August Hamilton, Houston ISD; & Jonathan Perez, Fort Worth ISD
Texas Legislative Session and Policy Impact for BYMOC | Consortium Webinar | Complimentary Recording | November 20, 2020
The Texas Legislature next meets in 2021 following an eventful election cycle during a world-wide pandemic. Policy makers in the 87th Legislative Session will be discussing a variety issues and policies that will have a tremendous impact on Boys and Young Men of Color throughout Texas. We have gathered experts to talk about the important issues for this coming Legislative Session.
Moderated by Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto, The University of Texas at Austin
Using Critical Mentoring and Collaborative Partnerships to Support BYMOC in Texas | Project MALES Webinar | Complimentary Recording | October 23, 2020
For the last decade, Project MALES (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) has advanced a research and programmatic agenda that supports the success of male students of color across educational sectors through its three interrelated initiatives and in collaboration with national partnerships. Locally, it employs an award-winning evidence-based student mentoring program that cultivates an engaged support network for male students of color in the K-16 pipeline. Nationally, it collaborates with partners like Mentor: The National Mentorship Partnership to advance its work. This webinar will provide both a local perspective on mentoring as an intervention strategy by providing a historical overview of Project MALES, and in the present how it has responded to the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic as it pivots to an online and hybrid mentoring approach. Mentor will provide a national perspective on these challenges and opportunities. This webinar will also highlight student voice and perspective to engage in this critical and timely conversation. Project MALES webinars are tailored to students, researchers, faculty, teachers, and community practitioners working with male students of color.
Moderated discussion by Dr. Victor Sáenz, Executive Director for Project MALES
Panelists: Dr. Elizabeth Santiago, Mentor: The National Mentoring Partnership; Rodrigo Aguayo, UT Austin; Christopher Estrella-Ramirez, UT Austin; and Alexander Zavala, UT Austin
This webinar is brought to you by Project MALES with co-sponsorship by MENTOR National.
Mental Health and Wellness: Supporting Boys and Young Men of Color in Times of Uncertainty | Project MALES Webinar | Complimentary Recording Available| September 18, 2020
Reopening schools in the midst of a health and economic crisis has proven to be devastating to the mental health and well-being of students and families, particularly Boys and Young Men of Color (BYMOC). This webinar assembled a panel of experts to discuss promising practices for schools and postsecondary institutions to support the mental health and wellbeing of BYMOC in times of crisis. This webinar is tailored to students, scholars, practitioners, and mental health professionals.
Moderated by: Dr. Emmet Campos, Director, Project MALES
Panelists: Dr. Ryan Sutton, The University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Octavio Martinez, The University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Manuel Zamarripa, Austin Community College; Dr. Eric Wood, Texas Christian University
Returning to School After COVID-19: How K-12 Educators Can Support Male Students of Color | Consortium Webinar | Complimentary Recording Available | August 7, 2020
This webinar discussed the challenges and opportunities that face K-12 educators during this unprecedented time of COVID-19. We assembled a panel of Texas school district administrators and educators that shared their guidance and resources on how to work together to support the educational needs of Male Students of Color as we begin the new school year.
Moderated by: Abigail Tarango, Ysleta Independent School District
Panelists: Kenneth D. Davis, Ed.D., Houston Independent School District; Ty Davidson, Austin Independent School District; and Jacinto “Cinto” Ramos, Fort Worth Independent School District.
Centering Black Lives in our Work with Men of Color | Consortium Webinar | Recording Available for Consortium Members Only | June 26, 2020
Registered webinar attendees received the recording and password via email. Members who did not register may contact email@example.com to request the password.
This webinar was a direct response to the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade and many others at the hands of the police. We discussed the collective response of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest movement and communities of color, and action steps needed to address these issues in your schools and college campuses.
Moderated by Dr. Emmet Campos
Panelists: Dr. Vida Robertson, University of Houston-Downtown; Dr. Richard Reddick, The University of Texas at Austin; Dr. Stephanie Hawley, Austin Independent School District.
This webinar discussed the impact of the pandemic crisis on degree attainment outcomes for Latino men. Dr. Luis Ponjuán, Associate Professor at Texas A&M University and co-founder of Project MALES, and provided an overview of the latest data trends on Latino male students’ graduation rates. This is followed by a robust analysis from two leading national experts in education policy, Deborah A. Santiago (Excelencia in Education) and Dr. Wil Del Pilar (The Education Trust).
This webinar is brought to you by Project MALES with co-sponsorship by Excelencia in Education and The Education Trust.
Evidence-Based Practices for Supporting Boys and Young Men of Color in Education in the COVID-19 Pandemic | Consortium Webinar | Complimentary Recording Available | April 23, 2020
This webinar discussed how Texas independent school districts, community colleges, and four-year universities can support BYMOC through evidence-based practices. We assembled a panel of Texas school administrators and educators to share their expertise through an asset-based and equity-minded approach.
Moderated by Dr. Jorge Burmicky
Panelists: Abigail Tarango, Ysleta ISD; Mona Aldana-Ramirez, San Antonio College; Dr. Jerry Wallace, University of Houston – Downtown