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The Symposium will be held at Lesley University Brattle Campus.
 Washburn and Sherrill Halls on Lesley’s Brattle Campus (off of Garden Street)

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Friday, November 9 • 11:30am - 1:00pm
More than a Statistic: Creating Safe & Supportive Spaces for Young Men of Color FULL

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1 out of 3 Black Men are expected to go to prison in their lifetime. More than a Statistic: Creating Safe and Supportive Spaces for Young Men of Color is an engaging and transformative workshop that will provide participants with an opportunity to create a collaborative learning experience centered around supporting young men of color.  With men of color making up 67% of the prison population as of 2016, it is important for youth practitioners to develop a better sense of understanding around what these young men are carrying with them into their programs.  More than a Statistic will challenge its participants to shift their mindsets and begin the critical conversation around the challenges that arise while trying to create a safe space for young men to express themselves, solve problems, and build community. This workshop will also be a space where participants can share and receive best practices while developing an understanding of the importance of team building and supportive relationships.

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Tyrell Dortch

Teen Program Director, Moses Youth Center, Cambridge Youth Programs, DHSP
Cambridge raised Tyrell Dortch is a Father, Youth Worker and Educator. Tyrell is currently the Teen Program Director at the Moses Youth Center based out of Cambridge Youth Programs. He is also Co-Founder and the Director of the Boys II Men’s Leadership Empowerment Program.  With... Read More →