More than 250 people are expected to participate in the Black Boys and Men Symposium, hosted by Grand Valley's Division of Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach, June 9-10 in Grand Rapids.
Organizers of the symposium said online registration remains open. The in-person conference will be held at the Amway Grand Plaza, 187 Monroe Ave. NW.
B. Donta Truss, vice president for Enrollment Development and Educational Outreach, said this conference offers opportunities for community leaders, educators and youth service providers to better understand the systems that impact the lives of Black boys and men, share best practices, and work to deconstruct and rebuild to create conditions for success.
"We want to acknowledge the realities that have shaped outcomes for Black men and boys in order to create new realities," Truss said. "For GVSU, the speakers and workshops at the symposium will help us look at our programming and services and see where they can be improved."