The Boys Are Talking Forum 2019
The University of Colorado Denver
Thursday, October 24th at 6pm
Keynote: NFL Legend Steve Atwater
An Advocacy & Awareness Forum About Young Men and Boys of Color
Because it's clear that young men and boys of color are in a crisis, we as educators, policy makers, parents, school designers, and community activists design "intervention" programs with the best intentions. However, we often get frustrated with the lack of results or outright failure of some of our initiatives when the outcomes are not what we expected. We may find that the problem is in our planning. Too often we plan initiatives for young men without consulting the young men themselves. "The Boys Are Talking" Forum is designed to give the young men a seat at the table with those who design programs, schools, and policies affecting them. The forum provides a platform for young men to share and describe the structures, in our schools and communities, that have helped them reach their goals and achieve success, as well as those structures that have hindered them.