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TEACH FOR AMERICA AND MOREHOUSE PRESENT FORUM ON BLACK MEN AND EDUCATION

MEDIA ALERT
November 3, 2008 For more information, contact:

Rhonda Stewart
Teach For America
202.552.2400
rhonda.stewart@teachforamerica.org

Elise Durham
Morehouse College
404.507.8648
edurham@morehouse.edu

Andre Ledgister
Images USA
404.892.2931 ext. 224
A.Ledgister@imagesusa.net


Recent studies have found that black male students face unique challenges throughout their academic careers and across the country fewer than half graduate high school on time.

WHO: Host: Kwame Jackson (“The Apprentice”)

Moderators: T.J. Holmes (CNN) and Dr. Bryant Marks, professor of psychology at Morehouse College and director of The Morehouse Male Initiative

Panelists: Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, professor of sociology, Georgetown University; Dr. Robert Franklin, president of Morehouse College; Kwame Griffith, executive director of Teach For America-Atlanta, Kevin Powell, author and activist, Stic.man, hip-hop artist.

Wendy Kopp, Teach For America’s founder and chief executive officer, will also attend


WHEN: 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, November 20, 2008

WHERE: Morehouse College – Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel
Located near the Westview Drive Campus Entrance
Click here for campus directions

About Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of outstanding recent college graduates who commit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in expanding educational opportunity. In the 2008-09 school year, 249 Atlanta corps members will reach nearly 21,000 students. Teach For America aims to place 300 corps members annually in Atlanta by 2010. For more information, visit www.teachforamerica.org.

About Morehouse College
Morehouse College is the nation’s largest, private liberal arts college for men. Prominent alumni include Martin Luther King Jr., Nobel Peace Prize winner and civil and human rights non-violent leader; Dr. David Satcher, former U.S. Surgeon General, and Shelton “Spike” Lee, filmmaker and president of 40 Acres & A Mule Productions. For more information about Morehouse, visit www.morehouse.edu

Posted by edurham at November 4, 2008 06:06 PM

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