Wednesday, Oct. 21 | 1-2:30 p.m.

The Academic Support Center, Office of Diversity & Inclusion, and Faculty Development Center invite you to attend a webinar and discussion entitled Advising Black Male Students in 2020 and Beyond on Wednesday, October 21 from 1 – 2:30 p.m. The webinar will be live-streamed and followed by MSUM-specific discussion and strategy-identification related to supporting and advising black male students. The webinar is sponsored by the National Academic Advising Association’s (NACADA) Inclusion and Engagement Committee and moderated by committee Chair Locksley Knibbs. In this session, scholars come to the virtual environment to discuss the variation and complexity of Black male identity and address some of the challenges faced by Black males in higher education settings (such as microaggressions, racial battle fatigue, John Henryism, and imposter syndrome). They will consider what advising professionals can do to facilitate the development of Black male resilience, including cultivating self-efficacy, identifying coping mechanisms, and nurturing hope. In this solution-focused presentation, they will share how these narratives can increase retention and graduation for Black male students.

To participate in this webinar and discussion, please RSVP to erika.beseler@mnstate.edu by Friday, October 16. Handouts and a link to the session will be provided the day prior to the event.