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Black Minds Matter

Webinar Series with J. Luke Wood

Mondays, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
October 23rd – December 11th, 2017
Room B111

This fall, Professor J. Luke Wood from San Diego State University (SDSU) will be teaching an online "public course" titled  BLACK MINDS MATTER: A Focus on Black Boys and Men in Education. Black Minds Matter addresses the experiences and realities of Black males in education, drawing parallels between the Black Lives Matter movement and the ways that Black minds are engaged in the classroom. The course will balance a discussion of issues facing Black male students as well as offer research-based strategies for improving their success.

This "public course" is presented in the form of an eight-part webinar series that is open virtually (via livestream) to anyone who would like to participate. These sessions will be Broadcast live in room B111 on Mondays at Santa Monica College from 4:30 to approximately 6:00, and will be followed by a discussion until 6:30, beginning October 23, 2017 through December 11, 2017. During the broadcast hour, you may expect opening commentary from J. Luke Wood as well as guest lectures, speeches, and interviews with key leaders in the field.

The "public" version of this course represents the first hour of the actual Black Minds Matter course that is offered by the College of Education at San Diego State University (SDSU). After the broadcast ends, the course continues for the students enrolled in SDSU Ed.D. and Joint Ph.D. programs who will be attending class in-person.

Please visit The Center for Teaching Excelence for more information and links to course resources.

Learn more about the Black Minds Matter course at SDSU.

Course Schedule

The course schedule is subject to change. Click session name to view recordings of past sessions.

WEEK 1 – 10/23/17 – Linking Black Lives and Black Minds

Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 1.pdf

  • Speaker: Ryan Smith, The Education Trust-West

  • Interviewee: S. Lee Merritt, Civil Rights Attorney

  • Speaker: Patrisse Cullors, Black Lives Matter

WEEK 2 – 10/30/17- Foundations of Black Male Research and Practice

Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 2.pdf

  • Speaker: Frank Harris III, San Diego State University

  • Interviewee: Shaun R. Harper, University of Southern California

WEEK 3 – 11/06/17- Ascription of Intelligence

Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 3.pdf

  • Speaker: Fred A. Bonner II, Prairie View A&M University

  • Interviewee: Donna Ford, Vanderbilt University

WEEK 4 – 11/13/17- Assumptions of Criminality

Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 4.pdf

  • Speaker: Tyrone C. Howard, University of California Los-Angeles

  • Interviewee: Pedro Noguera, University of California Los-Angeles

  • Speaker: Nesha Savage, San Diego City College

WEEK 5 – 11/20/17- Campus Climates and Non-Cognitive Outcomes

Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 5.pdf

  • Speaker: Terrell L. Strayhorn, DoGoodWork LLC

  • Interviewee: James L. Moore III, The Ohio State University

  • Interviewee: Kimberly A. Griffin, University of Maryland

WEEK 6 – 11/27/17- Promising Practices for Teaching and Learning​

Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 6.pdf

  • Speaker: Ilyasah Shabazz, Educator & Daughter of Malcom X and Dr. Betty Shabazz

  • Speaker: Chance Lewis, University of North Carolina – Charlotte

  • Interviewee: Jawanza Kunjufu, African American Images

WEEK 7 – 12/04/17- Holistic Support for Black Male Learners​

Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 7.pdf

  • Speaker: Eboni Zamani-Gallaher, University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign

  • Interviewee: Robert T. Palmer, Howard University

  • Speaker: Vanessa McCullers, Moms of Black Boys (MOBB) United

WEEK 8 – 12/11/17- Advancing Black Male Policy, Support and Research​

Discussion Questions_BMM_Week 8.pdf

  • Interviewee: Ivory Toldson, Howard University

  • Speaker: Robert Simmons, Campaign for Black Male Achievement

  • Interviewee: Jerlando F. L. Jackson, University of Wisconsin Madison