During the last couple of months, Profound Gentlemen has taken a public stance of ensuring that male educators of color voices and stories are being heard.
On June 23, 2020 from 10:00 A.M. – 11:15 A.M., three of PG’s leaders will be taking part in an informative panel speaking to the scarcity of Educators of Color in the United State’s educational system. The organization had committed itself to ensuring that not only male educators of color are being recruited but also retained in public schools.
We’re actively working to increase the 2% of Black male educators in the Nation.
TNTP (The New Teacher Project) is hosting the panel which will be held to elevate the strong message that male educators of color or needed in the classroom. It will provide a space where participants will have the delight of hearing from male educators of color on various levels in education.
The panel will uplift PG’s vision and work to the increase and retention of male educators of color. Profound Gentlemen will be well represented in this conversation. The panel members are Darryl Bradshaw a community builder and teacher, Dr. Constance Lindsay of Profound Gentlemen’s Board and Jason Terrell, Executive Director of the organization.
Uplifting the voices of male educators during this time of social justice demands and reformation of many systems in America is critically important.
Recently, Jason Terrell shared a powerful message encouraging male educators of color share their stories as teachers and men living through the social justice movement taking place.
Terrell plans to speak to the importance of building communities to support aspiring teachers both certified and classified. The goal of this webinar is to provide and facilitate next steps towards advocacy for Educators of color.
From this forum, one could expect discussions around the benefits of racial diversity in education and furthermore how it can be fostered and sustained.
We are proud of our PG family and thank them for their steadfast focus on our shared vision on education. Moreover, we need more organizations like TNTP who are providing platforms for male educators of color voices to be heard and to reflect the impact we’re making in public education.
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Jason has worked in education for over 15 years as a teacher, blogger and community advocate. He speaks and writes primarily about the need to improve education for Black boys, particularly increasing the number of Black male educators in schools. In addition to blogging here at EdLanta, Jason is also a featured writer at Education Post.