This series focuses on the lives and voices of Black Men. Specifically, it explores black men's complex relationships to self-determination and agency, state surveillance and violence, education, constructions of masculinity, socio-economic factors, and cultural representations. In enabling a critical engagement with these issues, the Series hopes to address the sensationalisms, successes, sexualities, responsibilities, celebrations, violences, and endangerments that form the framework for understanding the lives of black men. 

Fall 2011 

Seating is limited for all events so please make sure to come early!

Tuesday, November 15th, 7:00p.m.-9:00 p.m. 
Malcolm X's Biography:  Panel Discussion
Dr. Sean Eversley Bradwell; Dr. Jared Ball, associate professor, Morgan State University; Dr. James Turner, Cornell University; Dr. Greg Thomas, 
Emerson Suites B

Monday, October 31, 2011, 7:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
"Representing Black Men"
Unveiling of mural and discussion by David Butler, Artist-in-Residence
Emerson Suites, Egbert Hall

Wednesday, September 14th, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
Film viewing and discussion by Byron Hurt, noted film maker, published writer, and anti-sexist activist.
Emerson Suites, Egbert Hall

All Discussion Series Events are free and open to the public. 

Additional funding provided by the Office of Student and Multicultural Affairs.  Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact CSCRE at 607.274.1056 or We ask that requests for accommodation be made as soon as possible.