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Packed House Expected for Black and Brown Male Summit

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Packed House Expected for Black and Brown Male Summit

  • Highline College Black and Brown Male Summit Poster

Registration Required for Free Summit

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017
8 a.m.–4 p.m.
Highline’s main campus
Building 8 (Student Union)

Close to 500 young men of color are expected to attend the 2017 Black and Brown Male Summit at Highline College. Spaces fill quickly for the annual event.

The daylong summit is for high school students from King and Pierce counties.

Attendees can choose from 12 workshops and participate in a leadership activity. New this year is a panel discussion, where professional men of color will share their experience.

Participants will receive giveaways, prizes, breakfast and lunch.

Jason Chu, a rapper and poet, will give the keynote address, “Who Is ‘We’?”

Chu has performed and spoken internationally and across the country, including performances at the White House and the Getty Museum.

Rashad Norris

Rashad Norris, Director of Community Engagement, is one of the co-founders of Highline’s Black and Brown Male Summit.

Last year, around 450 students and chaperones attended. Started in 2011, the annual summit is longest-running event of its kind in Western Washington.

The goal of the summit is to empower, encourage and educate. Topics address the barriers young men of color face in succeeding in higher education and in life.

With more than 70 percent students of color, Highline is the most diverse higher education institution in the state.

Contact Rashad Norris at (206) 592-3939 or rnorris@highline.edu.

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