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My Brother's Keeper

  • Sheraton Madison Hotel 706 John Nolen Dr Madison, WI, 53713 United States (map)

A Courageous Transformation of the Plight of Black Males as We Journey Back to Love, Engagement, and High Achievement


President Obama, in launching the "My Brother's Keeper" initiative, has challenged the nation to intensify the support and development of young men of color, particularly black males. The data detailing the plight of black males continues to re-inscribe the inherent harm, neglect, and division from which this plight arises. The challenge for schools is to not reflect and perpetuate the inequities, but to eliminate those inequities.

Come learn how My Brother's Keeper expands on and deepens the recurring themes introduced in Black Males. Participants will be guided in vetting their "My Brother's Keeper" efforts in their home districts through the components of the PEG Systemic Transformation Framework to determine the degree to which males of color and black males, specifically, can authenticate the effectiveness of their work. Examine how colorism, intra-racial white racism, and "black blindness" collude to divide males of color of various racial backgrounds and ethnicities, and how leaders for racial equity can utilize transformational resistance to turn the tide.

Prerequisite: Completion of Beyond Diversity

Participant Outcomes

Participants will:

  • deepen their understanding of the Black Male experience through the stories shared by the Black Male "Brain Trust" who will join participants in the two-day conversation
  • gain an understanding of the unique circumstances facing Black Males in our society
  • examine how societal patterns and experiences for Black Males plays out in schools
  • explore ways in which school systems institutionalize practices that marginalize, and perhaps criminalize Black Males
  • discover and examine ways to transform our school environments into places that nurture the spirit and foster high-level engagement and achievement of our lowest performing student population

These networking meetings specially address WI State Performance Plan (SPP), Indicators 4B, 9 & 10

Standards Being Addressed:

  • Charlotte Danielson's Framework:
  • Domain 1 1a, 1b
  • Domain 2 2a, 2b, 2d
  • Domain 3 3a, 3c
  • Domain 4 4c, 4d, 4f

InTasc Teaching Standards

  • #1, 2, 3, 5, 7 and 9


Sheraton Madison Hotel
706 John Nolen Drive
Madison, WI 53713
Location & Map

A block of rooms has been set up at the Sheraton Madison Hotel at the rate of $82 per night. You can call 608.251.8399 to reserve your room. Please reserve your room as soon as possible as the cut-off date is December 28th

Fees, Schedule, and Registration

There are no fees to attend this training, but pre-registration is required. 

All participants will receive complimentary copies of Courageous Conversations About Race and More Courageous Conversations About Race.

This is a two-day event. Participants are expected to attend both days.

7:30 am - 8:00 am  |  Registration
8:00 am - 3:00 pm  |  Seminar


Contact Melissa Moe at Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or