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Our luncheon keynote speaker will be Dr. Ty-Ron Douglas, Associate Professor in the Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department at the University of Missouri and Executive Director of the Salt City Center. His research explores the intersections between identity, leadership, and education, with an emphasis on Black masculinity, spirituality, and community-based spaces (e.g. barbershops, churches and sports venues).
SEATS ARE LIMITED – Please RSVP no later than October 1st for the Service Learning Symposium at, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeohco-bHkf9LDRmKOk0XDpYF-7Z0TCIuQ2fjQ5-nAiJIoIgQ/viewform
When/Where: October 10th from 8:30am -1:00pm, in St. Pat’s C, Havener Center
The author of the award-winning book, Border Crossing Brothas: Black Males Navigating Race, Place and Complex Space (See book trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oLZBel6vxs) and the recipient of a NCAA Innovations in Research and Practice Grant to study Black male student athletes, Dr. Douglas’ work has also appeared in outlets such as The Urban Review, Educational Studies, Teachers College Record, and Race, Ethnicity, and Education. He has two forthcoming books, including Campus Uprisings: Understanding Injustice and the Resistance Movement on College Campuses (Teachers College Press), which provides guidance for executive and campus leaders in the areas of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Since joining MU’s Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis Department in 2012, Professor Douglas has tirelessly led community engagement efforts both locally and globally. His work on masculinity exceeds the typical bounds of scholarly research and his service extends to mentoring young males, especially males of color. Dr. Douglas’s NCAA-funded research on the experiences of Black male student athletes at MU has been presented at the NFL headquarters and other national platforms. His research informs his many community endeavors, including mentorship at the Moonlight Hoops Basketball program, leading the “Back to School Explosion” at Douglass Park, regular advocacy visits to the local jail, and the Salt Scholars program. In the days after the tragic shooting of Mike Brown, Dr. Douglas took a group of young people to Ferguson, MO to meet community members and provide services where needed. He also participates in the University of Missouri South African Education Program, and developed relationships with primary schools in Cape Town while co-leading a group of MU service-learning students in South Africa. Dr. Douglas is a true advocate who exemplifies what working toward equity in communities and institutions can look like.