Black Male Educators Convening events are a hallmark of the Fellowship. Our Philadelphia Convenings have been held three times a year, focusing on advancing and celebrating the development, recruitment and retention of Black male educators. They’ve offered all-too-rare and meaningful opportunities for Black male educators and their supporters across the region to gather for what often turns out to be an educational and recharging experience that—in and of themselves—helps combat the high turnover rate typically found among Black male educators.
- The executive director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans
- Former and current U.S. secretaries of education
- Several state legislators
- State and city superintendents of schools
- Mayor’s chief education office
- Well-respected academicians, such as Dr. Travis Bristol and Howard L. Fuller, Ph.D.
- Educator-activists, such as DeRay Mckesson who helps lead the Black Lives Matter movement
- Outstanding educators, such as Salome Thomas-EL who’s written The Immortality of Influence and I Choose to Stay
- Hillary Beard