Ribbon-Cutting At Historic Westside School March 4, 11:30 a.m. The public is invited to join Las Vegas Ward 5 Councilman Cedric Crear, the Las Vegas Strip Kiwanis Chapter and Spread the Word Nevada supporters Thursday, March 4, at 11:30 a.m. at the Historic Westside School for a ribbon-cutting on the newest free “Little Library” book exchange in our community. The Little Library initiative b...
The Fifth Annual Conference Focuses On School And Community Empowerment Strategies For Engaging Young Men Of Color
The Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance will host a free two-day virtual conference Tuesday, Feb. 16, and Wednesday, Feb. 17, from 8 a.m. to noon each day. The action-focused conference invites elected officials, administrators, law enforcement, educators, social service providers, clinicians, advocates and other stakeholders to participate.
Space is limited; advance registration required.
The conference will focus on community-level approaches for building a culture of good mental health for boys and young men of color, school and community actions to end structural/ institutional racism and empowerment and advocacy strategies for engaging young black males. It will include presentations and discussions with national experts, youth, local law enforcement and policymakers including:
- Jay Barnett , former professional football player turned family therapist and author
- Christopher Chatmon, CEO of Kingmakers of Oakland and the first Executive Director of the African American Male Achievement for the Oakland Unified School District
- Dr. Jesus Jara, Clark County School District Superintendent
- Calvin Mackie, author, international speaker and award-winning mentor
- Dr. Roberto Padilla, New York State’s Superintendent of the Year 2020 and founding president of the New York Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents
The Las Vegas My Brother’s Keeper Alliance is a collaborative effort by local organizations to engage the community, promote optimal educational outcomes and improve law enforcement systems and programs.
For more information, call 702-229-4075.