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“Parenting in the 21st Century” EmPower Hour Series Part 1

Event Date - Feb. 15


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Ongoing Dilemma: Raising African American
Male Leaders in an Atmosphere of Conflict

UCLA Alumni Affairs Diversity Programs is proud to present “Parenting in the 21st Century” EmPower Hour series, a one-hour online program that explores culturally-relevant discussions on the themes of diversity that benefit all people navigating a changing world.

This Black History Month marks the kickoff of a series that celebrates and highlights the challenges of parenting in the 21st century. We are particularly excited to have Tyrone Howard, Ph.D., director of the UCLA Black Male Institute, join us to talk about what it’s like to raise African American males in the tempest of today’s increasing racial/ethnic tensions where social media, technology impact societal views instantly.

As an educator and scholar, Dr. Howard’s work focuses on the disenfranchisement of boys and men of color, particularly African American and Latino males. His research provides a counter narrative to the age-old story that has been told about young men of color. More importantly, it speaks to how improving the condition for racial and ethnic minority communities includes an endeavor of considerable national consequence with a capacity to improve all communities, for all of us.

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Tyrone Howard, Ph.D. is a teacher and scholar whose work focuses on the issues of race, diversity and K-12 education. He is the founder and director of the UCLA Black Male Institute and a faculty member of the Urban Schooling division and Associate Dean of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.Howard has been a guest on National Public Radio, featured in Diverse Issues in Higher Education, recognized in Who’s Who in Black Los Angeles and is a regular urban education contributor to the New York Times. In 2016, Howard released his new book, Expanding College Access for Urban Youth: What Schools and Colleges Can Do.”


Date and Time

Feb. 15
Noon - 2 p.m.


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