Ikhlas and Lane attended The Inaugural National Black Male Educators Convening in Philly earlier this month hosted by The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice. They got to hear from Black male educators from around the country on why they came to the convening and what we can do to get more Black male educators in the classroom.
They also talk to organizers of the event, Vincent Cobb II and Sharif El-Mekki, about why they planned the event, how to create a conversation beyond Black male educators themselves, and what parents and students can learn from the event.
- Can you guess how many Black male educators Ikhlas and Lane have had? [0:34]
- Black male educators from around the country tell us how to get more Black male educators in the classroom [5:04]
- Lane and Ikhlas’ key takeaways from the conference and what they’ve learned [9:37]
- We talk to co-founders of The Fellowship and Convening organizers, Vincent Cobb II and Sharif El-Mekki [12:15]
- How to get other people to care about why we need more Black male educators [16:16]
- What you can bring back home from the Convening [20:19]
- What they wish they would have done differently [23:17]
- Check out Sharif’s blog where he writes more about Black male educators.
- Make sure to watch our video series Black Male Educators Speak.