Thursday, September 12, 2013 from 6:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)
KQED, 100 Black Men of the BayAreaCommunitySchool, OaklandUnifiedSchool Districtand OUSD Office of African American Male Achievement invite you to join us on Thursday, September 12, 2013 for KQEDAmericanGraduateEducationTown Hallwhere the topic of discussion will highlight innovative educational solutions to the crisis facing Oakland’s African American male youth.
The event will open with remarks from KQED and theOaklandUnifiedSchool District, followed by a youth performance by Young, Gifted and Black, a cultural arts and education repertory group of youth that uses historic poetry, rap and song to teach Black History and Black Pride.
We will watch Geoffrey Canada’s TED TALKS EDUCATION segment, along with KQED’s documentary on African American Male Achievement and OUSD.
This will be followed by a panel discussion. Panelists are Dr. Mark Alexander (Founder, 100 Black Men Bay Area Community School), Mr. Christopher Chatmon (Executive Director, African American Male Achievement), Rev. Dr. Charley Hames, Jr. (Senior Pastor, Beebe Memorial Cathedral) and Ms. Jill Tucker (Education Reporter, San Francisco Chronicle).
To learn more about TED TALKS EDUCATION, please visit: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ted-talks-education/
This program is designed to extend public awareness, debate and community action around important issues related to the dropout crisis, showcased in TED TALKS EDUCATION (the first-ever TED project specifically produced for television) and is part of American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen, a public media initiative supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.”