The Fellowship: Black Male Educators for Social Justice, 2nd Annual National Black Male Educators Convening was held this weekend! This conference was created to provide voice, support policy, and celebrate Black scholarship while pushing to the forefront the need for Black Male Educators.
Three of MEC's members participated in various panels this weekend. Angie and Ismael both presented a session titled Liberatory Designed Pedagogy: Framing our Classroom and Professional Practices. The workshop is designed to empower educators to provide freedom that allows students to critically think and take action for how instruction is given.
Herman Douglas, along with Megan Kizer presented on the topic of how Bethune increased its number of educators of color to 70%. This number also included Black male educators who made up 31% of that figure. The presentation discussed how the leadership team increased BME's at Bethune and how they realized getting to 31% was just the first step.