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Virtual Roundtable Discussion on Preventative Strategies to Mitigate the Social Disparities of Black Men in America

The Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys (CSSBMB) will hold a virtual roundtable focused on Preventative Strategies to Mitigate the Social Disparities of Black Men in America.

DATE:
Friday, July 8, 2022.

LOCATION:
The Public Briefing will be live-streamed on the CSSBMB’s YouTube page at www.youtube.com/usccr.

AGENDA:
1:00 pm – 3:30 pm eastern time*

The Commission on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys will hold a virtual meeting on Friday, July 8, 2022. The roundtable will focus on the most pressing issues affecting Black men and boys including policies and action that can prevent these issues, with each participant speaking from their area of expertise. At this public briefing, the CSSBMB Commissioners will hear from subject matter experts such as government officials, activists, non-governmental advocates, and academics.

ROUNDTABLE PARTICIPANTS:

  • The Honorable Frederica Wilson, Congresswoman (FL-24) and CSSBMB Chair
  • The Honorable Jamaal Bowman, Congressman (NY-16) and CSSBMB Commissioner(Roundtable Moderator)
  • Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings Jr. - Alexandria City Schools
  • CSSBMB Commissioner Jack Brewer - The Brewer Group
  • Dr. Robert Simmons, Head of Social Impact and STEM Programs, Micron Technology/Micron Foundation
  • Troy Vincent - Vice President of Operations for the NFL
  • Timothy Belcher Sr., Special Advisor to the City Manager, City of North Miami Beach

ABOUT THE COMMISSION:

CSSBMB is a 19-member, bipartisan commission whose mission is to:

  • Conduct a systematic study of the conditions affecting Black men and boys, including homicide rates, arrest and incarceration rates, poverty, violence, fatherhood, mentorship, drug abuse, death rates, disparate income and wealth levels, school performance at all grade levels, including postsecondary education and college, and health issues.
  • Examine trends regarding Black males and report on the community impacts of relevant government programs within the scope such topics.
  • Propose measures to alleviate and remedy the underlying causes of the conditions described in the statute, which may include recommendations of changes to the law, recommendations for how to implement related policies, and recommendations for how to create, develop, or improve upon government programs.

Stay abreast of CSSBMB updates at www.usccr.gov/about/CSSBMB and on the Commission on Civil Rights Twitter and Facebook. Press inquiries can be made by emailing pressbmb@usccr.gov. *Schedule subject to change.

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