Symposium on Family Issues to discuss Boys and Men in African-American Families

August 07, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Nearly 200 researchers from across the country will be at Penn State to discuss promoting the potential of black boys and men Oct. 26-27 at the Nittany Lion Inn. For two days, the symposium, titled "Boys and Men in African American Families," will cover topics on the challenges facing black males in the U.S. during their lives and the role of families in the well-being of African-American males.

Part of Penn State’s 23rd annual Symposium on Family Issues, the gathering will be attended by researchers, young scholars and students, policymakers, and health and human service providers in a number of fields, including psychology, economics and education.

The symposium is jointly hosted by Penn State faculty members Susan McHale, Valarie King, Jennifer VanHook, Linda Burton and Dorian Burton. Registration for this event is currently open, and attendance is free for Penn State faculty, staff and students. For more information, visit

Last Updated August 07, 2015