Opportunity for LatinX Compañeros


2018 Black, Latinx, & Native American Male Summit

Friday, October 19, 2018

8am-3pm (  Breakfast and Lunch provided)

Colorado State University Pueblo

2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, CO, 81008

CALL for Proposals

We also invite you to bring your students. Student cost is $10 per student for the whole day of events. 

The four-year college graduation rate for Black and Latinx males is 52 and 58 percent, respectively, compared to 78 percent for White males.  Colorado also has graduation rates below 60 percent for Black and Latinx males, with even lower graduation rates for Native American males. Given the demographics of Southern Colorado and CSU-Pueblo’s status as a Hispanic Serving Institution, the University has committed to offering a program to Black, Latino, and Native males in southern Colorado which helps them understand the importance of their pursuit of a college education as well as the availability of resources to help them succeed.

The theme of the 2018 Black, Latinx, Native Male Summit (BLNMS) is Leading the Pack: Understanding our past, influencing our present to create change in our futures. This year’s first annual summit strives to provide a forum for Black, Latinx, and Native men to discuss the past and the influence it plays on our campuses to create change for future generations to come. The summit will provide opportunities to engage in dialogue, create bridges of collaboration, and inspire leadership among males on campus. The presenters, organizers, and sponsors hope to promote coalition building, community, and mentorship for Black, Latinx, and Native men across Southern Colorado.

Summit organizers are seeking the submission of one-hour session proposals that

  •  Provide participants with knowledge, skills, and strategies that they can apply to their lives and/or the lives of their families and communities.
  •  Interaction and creativity.

Sessions may take the form of a discussion, a workshop, or a panel.

  •  Discussion/Panel – A group of two or more panelists engaging in a discussion amongst each other and the audience
  •  Workshop – A presentation combined with an activity or series of activities surrounding the presentation topic

For the 2018 program, summit organizers invite proposals focused on the following topics related to Black, Latinx, and Native engagement:

Being Black, Brown, and Native in America through the decades: Sessions may focus on the day-to-day experiences of Black, Latinx, and Native males in America then and now. Topics might include masculinity, criminalization, and other overarching challenges of men of color living in the U.S.

 Black, Brown, and Native Excellence in Higher Education: Sessions on this topic would focus on the academic and professional enhancement of young Black, Latinx, and Native men in higher education institutions. Submissions may include research and practices that lead to Black, Latinx and Native male success, retention, and mentor-ship.

 Coalition-Building: This program area will focus on the successful approaches and practices of intercultural interactions amongst Black, Latinx, and Native organizations and student groups. Submissions may include examples of historical and contemporary collaborations between Black, Latinx, and Native men or the development of leadership skills that enable these young men to move forward.

 Leading the Pack: This area will focus on any topics or issues in the Black, Latinx, and Native culture that incorporate leadership.  This session type may also include topics in regards to programs, partnerships, or people who have been successful or who have set high standards, etc.

Proposals can be submitted on the following link:

Off Campus Submissions: https://goo.gl/forms/aNWJuiv2N6GxbjSF3

 CSU-Pueblo Campus Submission: https://csupueblo.collegiatelink.net/form/start/104375