“Invisible Men: Black
and Brown Males in the Academy”
Friday, April 7, 2017
Reception: 5 p.m. / Kane Hall Walker Ames Room
Lecture: 6 p.m. / Kane
Hall Room 220
Cost: FREE but advance
registration is requested.
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by March 30.
Join us for
the 13th annual Samuel
E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture featuring Dr. Joe Lott, associate professor in the UW
College of Education.
Higher education is
supposed to be a ticket to success, a way to open doors to economic opportunity
and upward mobility. Many graduates experience it as just that. Black and Brown
males, on the other hand, disproportionately experience higher education as
isolating and marginalizing. Their low enrollment rates contribute to their
sense of invisibility, and their low graduation rates stunt their ability to
fully prosper in a variety of ways. But what if Black and Brown men were able to
participate in a community of respect, unity and shared commitment? What if
they were trained to become civically engaged scholars? What would their
college experiences be like, what would that mean for them after graduation, what
might it mean for society? This lecture will investigate some of those
questions and pose some tentative answers.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal
opportunity and reasonable accommodations in its services, programs,
activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To
request disability accommodations for this event, contact the Disability
Services Office at least 10 days in advance at: 206-543-6450/V,
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About the Lecturer
Dr. Joe Lott studies racial identity development and civic engagement among Black students in college, the impact of college experiences on civic and political dispositions, and how to change the college-going culture through parent-school-community partnerships. He is the faculty director for the UW’s Brotherhood Initiative, a collaborative partnership focused on empowering undergraduate males of color to thrive on campus and graduate prepared for a lifetime of leadership, service and success.
About the Series
Named in honor of the UW’s first vice president for the Office of Minority Affairs, the Samuel E. Kelly Distinguished Faculty Lecture acknowledges the work of distinguished faculty by spotlighting research focused on diversity and social justice.
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