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My Brother's Keeper

  • Cardinal Stritch University 6801 N. Yates Rd. Milwaukee, WI 53217 (map)

Leading the Way Back to Love, Engagement and High Achievement for Boys and Young Men of Color

Seminar Description

Districts that create the space for, surface and learn from the voices of boys and young men of color can eliminate the racial inequities and institutionalized practices that marginalize, criminalize and ostracize these students. Using Courageous Conversation, participants will examine ways to transform school systems into environments that nurture high-level engagement and achievement. 

Participants will critically examine the data, school culture and climate that, according to Garrett Albert Duncan, renders black boys as "Beyond Love". In this one-day seminar, administrators, teachers and student support leaders will take up President Obama's challenge to intensify the support and development of boys and young men of color, to become My Brother's Keeper. 

**Completion of Beyond Diversity I is a prerequisite for this training.**

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 day-long 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

Training Location

Cardinal Stritch University
Bonaventure Hall - Room 1108
6801 N. Yates Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53217
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Lodging Location

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La Quinta Inn & Suites Milwaukee Bayshore Area
5423 N. Port Washington Rd.
Glendale, WI 53217
Ph: (414) 962-6767
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A block of rooms have been reserved at the state rate at the La Quinta Inn & Suites Milwaukee Bayshore Area. Please reference "The Network" when making reservations.

Fees, Schedule, and Registration

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

  • 7:30 am - 8:00 am Registration (Continental Breakfast Provided)
  • 8:00 am - 11:00 am  Morning Seminar
  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Lunch (Provided)
  • 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Afternoon Seminar


Contact Melissa Moe, Training and Supports Project Coordinator
Ph: (715) 986-2020, ext. 2127 or