Multicultural Resource Center holding Black Male Empowerment Symposium March 22

The Multicultural Resource Center is hosting the first annual Black Male Empowerment Symposium on Saturday (March 22) at the Smeal College of Business.

The purpose of the event is to analyze cultural identity formation and its association with black males’ academic and intellectual development. This event is designed to educate and enlighten students of color on the Penn State campus.

Sessions and forums topics include self-empowerment, leadership/ethics, spiritual health, networking/community service, school-to-work transition and educational expectation. The event will end with an action-planning round table of speakers, including Vice Provost for Educational Equity Terrell Jones, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Blannie Bowen and Multicultural Resource Center Director Moses Davis.

The symposium is an extension of the MRC’s Black Male Empowerment student support group. CAPS will also be a supporting partner in the symposium.

Those interested in participating can RSVP by emailing MRC counselor Michael Wood at The symposium will run from 9 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., and lunch will be provided.

Last Updated March 18, 2014