The Department of English and Modern Languages at Bowie State University is currently accepting registrations, proposals, vendor request, and book displays at the First Annual Conference titled, "The Black Male Initiative Project. Lecture Series and Conference." The Bowie State University's Undergraduate and Research and Writing Across The Curriculum conference will be held December 9, 2013 in in the Center For Learning and Technology room 102 at Bowie State University. In addition, the lecture series will be held throughout the Autumn semester with other award winning authors, including Dr. Monique Akassi, Dr. David Kirkland, Dr. Vershawn Young, and Professor Glover. All proposals and request to participate are due no later than September 10, 2013.
In addition, Composition Studies is pleased to announce that in addition to exhibitor tables and sponsorship pages for the conference program, we will also host this year's Black Male Initiative book display. Interested exhibitors, sponsors should email MAkassi@bowiestate.edu to find out about all exhibit and sponsor opportunities at the Second Annual Conference.
Register early for vendors, book displays, special workshops, and/or presenters. Proposals, request, and registration can be emailed to MAkassi@bowiestate.edu
This year's conference will feature:
-Keynote address by Dr. Daniel Black, award-winning author of six books, including They Tell Me of A Home, and Associate Professor of History at Clark Atlanta University.
Paper proposals might address, but are not limited to, the following topics:
• The state of the Black Male Intellectual in the global communities in the 21st century.
• Black Males and Literacy
• Black Males and The Cult of Masculinity
• Black Males and Literacy, Language, and Identification
• Merging the Gap: From The School House To the Jail House
Please submit a 200 word abstract and short biographical statement for paper proposals to Dr. Monique Akassi at MAkassi@bowiestate.edu by September 10, 2013
Panel proposals will also be accepted, which should include a brief 200 word outline of the panel as a whole followed by individual abstracts and bios.
A selection of papers from the conference will be published as a special issue of peer-reviewed journal, Bowie State University’s Undergraduate Journal of Research and Writing Across The Curriculum.
-Roundtable discussions on: "The State of The Black Male Intellectual As Activist in The Global Community In The 21st Century," " The Cult of Masculinity, Identification, and Language," and "Black Males and Literacy."
-Banquet luncheon and professional networking reception.
-Displays by publishers of the latest academic titles.
-Presentations on research from Drs. Daniel Black, Randall Horton, David Kirkland, and Vershawn Young's books about Black males.
In Spring 2013, Composition Studies' Lecture Series provided a podium to enlighten students, faculty, staff, administrators, and students regarding the power of critical reading, thinking, and writing. The series was so successful that it has been expanded into a lecture series and conference for undergraduate students. This year Composition Studies has partnered with President Mickey L. Burnhim's Male Initiative in order to reach an even larger audience regarding one of the most controversial topics of our generation today--the Black Male.
Call 202-699-5994 for more information or email MAkassi@bowiestate.edu
Dr. Monique Akassi
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Rd.
Bowie, MD 20715 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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