2018 ICSSBM State Conference

The Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males is excited to be hosting the Annual Black Males State Conference in the Indiana Government Center South 302 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46204. The conference will be a one day event for youth and adults on October 16, 2018. The theme for this year’s conference is " Healing and Inspiring Men of Color".   

This event will be a statewide convening that will bring youth and community leaders together to discuss strategies to support the lives of black males across Indiana. The youth component will be similar to the Young Black Males Matter Day and will stress the importance of education and will provide leadership, civic advocacy and the legislative process sessions for the young Black males.  The adults will engage in sessions to address Black male homicides, health and wellness, education and employment, entreprenuership and social, economic and community advocacy.     

ICSSBM Executive Director, James Garrett, states "The importance of the Black Males Conference is extremely relevant today. Martin Luther King Jr. stated 'The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy'.  Today Black males are truly challenged and must address poverty, injustice, and being marginalized. The annual Black Males conference seeks to engage community leaders, elected and appointed officials to share initiatives and offer recommendations to uplift and benefit black males." 

2018 Indiana Commission on the Social Status of Black Males 
CONFERENCE AGENDA 

8:00am – 8:30am Registration and Continental Breakfast (Conference Rooms A, B and C)
8:30am – 8:50am

Welcome: James Garrett, Executive Director (ICSSBM) Opening Remarks: Kenneth Allen, Chairman (ICSSBM)
Prayer: Bro Nuri Muhammad- Invited
Award Ceremony 25th Anniversary

9:15am – 9:30am

REVIEWING THE DATA ON THE SOCIAL STATUS OF BLACK MALES IN INDIANA                                                                          Roderick Wheeler, Data Report Indianapolis

9: 30am – 10:15am

INSIGHTS ON THE 2018 LEGISLATIVE SESSION: POLICIES THAT IMPACT BLACK MALES                A panel of members from the Indiana General Assembly.

Moderator: Commissioner Shanel Poole,ICSSBM 

Panelists:

Greg Taylor, Indiana State Senator, District 33, Indianapolis

Robin Shackelford, Indiana State Representative, District 98, Indianapolis

John Bartlett, Indiana State Representative, District 95, Indianapolis

Lonnie Randolph, Indiana State Senator, District 2, Lake County 

Cherish Pryor, Indiana State Representative, District 94, Indianapolis

Bryan Roach, Indiana Chief of Police, Indianapolis 

Vop Osili, President City Council, Indianapolis

9: 30am – 10:15am

YOUTH SUMMIT LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM 1&2 

Title: The building blocks of success are built upon the foundation of Relationships Headline: Marlin Jackson, Former 2005 Colts Indianapolis

10:15am – 10:20am Break

10:20am        Adult
11:20am
 

BUSINESS, SPORTS, ENTREPRENUERSHIP LOCATION: AUDITORIUM
Presenter: Max Siegel CEO-USA Track & Field Indianapolis
10:25am
Youth
11:20am

FINANCIAL SEMINAR
LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM 22
 

Title -Redefining Financial Freedom
Youth Track & Adult Track provided
Presenters: Traci Bowman & Aundre Hogue, FFI, Indianapolis
(workshops run consecutively from 10:25am-3pm

11:25am
Adult
12:15pm
EDUCATION SEMINAR LOCATION: AUDITORIUM
THEME: DO BLACK MINDS MATTER IN INDIANA?
A REPORTS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENT SUCCESS IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Presenter: Dr. Mark McPhail,
Panelist: Gary Commission, Gary Commission Education Sub-Committee
· James Wallace · Adra Young · Dr. Angela Johnson
· Dr. Janet Seabrook
· Steven Marcus
11:25am      Youth
12:15pm
BOYS TO MEN PANEL DISCUSSION LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM 4&5
Moderator: Amp Harris-Invited
Panelists:
· Immanuel Ivey- Edna Martin Christian Center ·Jeermal Sylvester- Indianapolis,
· Shane Shepherd- CEO, B4UFall.org
· Damon Lane- Mayor’s Office Re-Entry
· Robert Jackson- National Education Consultant/ Author
12:15pm – 12:55pm Youth & Adult Networking Lunch (Conference Rooms A, B and C)
Location: Indiana Government
Robert Jackson- National Education Consultant/Author
1:00pm – 2:00pm Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Author, Speaker and Activist
Keynote Sponsor Presenter: Brian Payne, CEO CICF
Location: AUDITORIUM
2:05pm – 3:00pm EMPOWER YOUR MENTAL HEALTH BY OVERCOMING POST-TRUAMATIC SLAVE SYNDROME
LOCATION: AUDITORIUM Presenter: Nathaniel K. McGuire -
Founder and CEO of Empower Counseling, Coaching, and
Spiritual Direction, LLC. Indianapolis based- Marriage and Family Counselor and Life Coach
2:05pm – 3:00pm K&G MENS Fashion Tour Workshop LOCATION: CONFERENCE ROOM 17
Workshops run consecutively from 9AM-3PM
2:05pm – 3:00pm STATE HOUSE TOUR
(YOUTH TOUR ONLY)
3:05pm – 4:15pm BEST PRACTICES FOR BLACK MALES DEALING WITH TRAUMA
Presenter: Dr. Clark J. Simons,
Associate Clinical Professor,
at Indiana University School of Medicine and Trauma Surgical Faculty, Eskenazi Health
4:15 pm – 4:30pm

Closing Remarks

Prayer: Pastor Ronald Covington -Friendship Missionary Baptist Church-Invited
How we move forward collectively Conference attendees share
and exchange their reflections on the day and provide addition

 

LIVE-STREAM INSTRUCTIONS

  • URL:  http://www.webinar.in.gov/icssbm/
    • Participants will sign in as a guest using their name.
  • Audio will be voice over internet, so participants will need to use speakers or headphones to hear the presentation.
  • Prior to the webinar, participants can go to http://webinar.isl.in.gov/common/help/en/support/meeting_test.htm to test their connection. This will prompt the user with any needed updates or add-ins.
  • Do not log into the webinar using Citrix or Virtual Private Network (VPN). These services will not be able to playback audio.

CONFERENCE MATERIALS

 

 


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