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Institute for the Study of Culture and Society: Dr. Derrick Brooms (2018-2019)

Dr. Derrick Brooms
Friday, September 14, 2018 | 11:40 am – 12:30 pm | 308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Dr. Derrick Brooms photoDr. Derrick Brooms, Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cincinnati, presented a keynote on the educational experiences of African American men on college campuses. He emphasizes the importance of mentoring programs and campus involvement in the academic success of black male college students.

Sponsored by the Violence Prevention Center and the Institute for the Study of Culture and Society. Dr. Brooms was the keynote speaker at the Ohio Consortium for Men and Masculinities in Higher Education Conference."

"Moving Forward," an original poem by the speaker

Moving forward
for young Black men who continue
to press forward, even against the odds

by D. Brooms

be determined/ not turning away
wanting you to live on purpose
take our history back
capitalize Black
create new visions of man
be willing to sit-in and stand
make marches in your mind
we need more time
finish like the Little rock nine
aint nothing wrong with the aim
create successes to claim
lift your veil
decide which mountains to tell
study y/our history and
shine the lights of your beautiful Black soul
let your dreams go on and unfold
and be, exist and live
on purpose
being sure to love self

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