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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Formerly Incarcerated Latino Men in California Community Colleges | Dra. Melissa Abeyta
Project MALES Webinar | Tuesday, October 11 | 12:00 PM (CST) | Registration Now Open
Our first Fall 2022 Project MALES Webinar will focus on the experience of formerly incarcerated Latino Men in the higher education system. This webinar is based on research by Dr. Abeyta which was published as a recent journal article and is the focus of Project Male’s newest Research Brief (set to be released in early October).
Abstract: Multiple systems of institutional oppression have led to the incarceration (and reincarceration) of Latino men. This study explored the disparities that formerly incarcerated Latino male students encounter while attempting to achieve positive educational outcomes in community college, and advocates for policies, programs, and services that support students in successfully navigating the higher education pipeline. Qualitative research methods were employed to examine conceptions of formerly incarcerated Latino men—among ten male students enrolled at California community colleges. Data collection consisted of semi-structured individual interviews, conducted face-to-face and online. A phenomenological approach guided the design and execution of the study. The findings of this study could be used to inform the work of administrators, faculty, and practitioners at community colleges, such as suggesting strategies for increasing the matriculation and completion of formerly incarcerated Latino men at community colleges.
Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Book and Findings Discussion with Author Dr. Adriana Villavicencio
Project MALES Webinar | March 24, 2022 | Complimentary Recording Available
Dr. Adriana Villavicencio will present findings from her book, Am I My Brother’s Keeper?, which chronicles a four-year study focused on improving the educational outcomes of 15,000 Black and Latinx males in New York City public high schools.
Dr. Adriana Villavicencio, Assistant Professor, UC-Irvine
CARES Act, COVID-19 Impact, and Boys and Young Men of Color | Project MALES Webinar | September 2021 | Complimentary Recording Available
Our panelists will discuss the 2020 and 2021 CARES Act: Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund at their respective 2-year and 4-year institutions. They will focus on the implementation of equitable programs and practices for student success, including boys and young men of color. Additionally, panelists will also discuss recent legislation and its expected impact on higher education.
Panelists: Dr. Melissa Curtis, Austin Community College; Dr. Brian Dixon, UT Austin; Dr. Wil Del Pilar, The Education Trust; & Drake Okeke, The University of Houston | Bios
Join us to discuss how to cultivate inclusive scholarship and practice regarding boys and men of color and gender identity. Dr. Nolan Cabrera will moderate this panel discussion with leading experts, Dr. Aída Hurtado and Dr. Frederick Aldama. This webinar is tailored to scholars and administrators who are interested in promoting culturally responsive gender inclusive practices within their work with boys and men of color.
Guests: Dr. Nolan Cabrera, University of Arizona; Dr. Aída Hurtado, University of California, Santa Barbara; & Dr. Frederick Aldama, UT Austin
Supporting the Doctoral Student Pipeline: A Spotlight on the Graduate Scholars Program | Project MALES Webinar | May 2021 | Complimentary Recording Available
In this webinar you will learn about the Project MALES Graduate Scholars Program, our mentorship program designed to support the national pipeline of doctoral students committed to scholarship on boys and men of color. We will spotlight one of our graduate scholars and faculty mentors to provide promising practices centered on holistic student support, including mentorship, accountability, professional development, and community building.
A Decade of Empowering Men of Color Through Research & Practice | Project MALES Webinar | April 2021
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 Available | March 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 | November 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 Available | October 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 | September 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 | August 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 | June 2020
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 | April 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