Man The Shore Summit opens up conversation on diversity in education

PRINCESS ANNE, Md.-  One event is making its way back to the shore with a focus on bringing diversity to the field of education.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Education Department, alongside the university’s chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., will host the second annual Man The Shore Summit.

Organizers tell 47ABC, the goal is to create a space to talk about the challenges for men of color in education who make up less than 2% of the field. One unique feature this year is that the panel will also feature an undergraduate student, showing future high school students that they too can be successful.

“In order to strengthen the diversity in schools, we must support our black and brown males who are in education. This in turn, will have an impact on all students,” UMES Hazel Professor Dr. Richard Warren said.  “So it’s not just a this or that. It’s a this and that. But this will contribute to a lot of different success in education at large.”

The summit will be Thursday, November 18th at UMES in the Student Services Center from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

If you’d like to attend, follow the link here 

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