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700+ educators from across the country came together to share best practices in educating children at the Stay Woke: Inaugural Black Male Educators Convening.


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Kaya Henderson, former chancellor of the public school system in Washington, D.C., moderated a panel of great minds determined to uplift Black male teachers.


What started as a small gathering in a local restaurant in West Philadelphia a few years ago to provide African-American male educators with a space to network and vent, bloomed in full during the weekend at the inaugural forum by The Fellowship of the National Black Male Educators for Social Justice. This organization and its mission is now a permanent part of the fabric of the city of Philadelphia. Philadelphia's  mayor, Jim Kenney, came by to lend his encouragement and support to the movement.


As a result of the Inaugural Black Male Educators Convening, over 700 educators from around the country were Encouraged, Energized and Equipped to make a positive impact on education in America. The Fellowship would like to take this opportunity to thank our Sponsors, Volunteers, Speakers, Presenters and Attendees for everything you did to make this event a success! 

The Inaugural Black Male Educators Convening shines a spotlight on the need for more African-American male teachers. Hundreds of educators were inspired.