Since October of last year, Black Male Educators Convening (BMEC) has held quarterly gatherings of Black men that work in schools throughout the Greater Philadelphia area. Teachers, deans, administrators, principals, nonprofit leaders and CEOs have collaborated to celebrate, empower, and network.
This Saturday the collective will host BMEC III: The Pipeline, Politics & Mindsets of Black Male Educators at Boys’ Latin of Philadelphia Charter School. BMEC III will address the responsibilities of Black men, in the education space, as conscious liberators, understanding advocacy and how to partner with policy makers to impact change in urban school communities.
“As a transplant to the Philadelphia area, I am excited about the work taking place through the Fellowship and the Black Male Educator Convenings (BMEC),” stated William Hayes, a Fellow with The America Achieves Fellowship for Teachers and Principals (AAFTP). Hayes has offered support through his work with the Impact Project, the Black Male Educator Alliance.
“Since our first convening in October 2015, we’ve seen the voices of Black male educators united and elevated in a way that many cities across America want and need. This is proven by the countless number of conversations we’ve had with district, state, and nonprofit leaders around the country looking for support to do similar work,” Hayes said. Continue reading