Members of the University community are invited to suggest a speaker for the 2019 Commencement. The speaker is chosen through an annual selection process that starts when students, staff, faculty, alumni and others in the community offer nominees via the…
NAACP and NABJ Present Black Convocation: State of Black Youth
The Syracuse University Unit of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the Syracuse University Chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists invites the public to attend “Black Convocation: State of the Black Youth.”
The keynote speaker for the event is the president and CEO of the NAACP, Cornell William Brooks. Brooks is a graduate of Yale Law School, civil rights attorney and Methodist minister from El Paso, Texas. During the event, Brooks will be speaking on overpolicing in Black and Latino neighborhoods, the excessive punishment of students of color and the disparities in the juvenile justice system.
“Black Convocation: State of the Black Youth” is being held on Wednesday, April 6, at 6:30 p.m. in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium. Tickets for the event are free and will be available at the Schine Box Office on March 28. Please email either President Olivia Johnson or Cherokee Hubbert for more information.