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 open with a focus on youth with the Young Black Males Matter Day on October 16, 2018 and continue on October 17th with a full day of empowering sessions for adults. The theme for this year’s conference has yet to be decided.   

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 Young Black Males Matter Day 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, community advocacy, and collective impact.   

ICSSBM Executive Director, James Garrett, states "The importance of Black Males Matter 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." 




  • URL:  http://www.webinar.in.gov/icssbm/
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  • Audio will be voice over internet, so participants will need to use speakers or headphones to hear the presentation.
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