On Saturday, more than 50 leaders attended the 5th annual Cullen J. Davis Young Men of Color Symposium. The day featured opportunities for participants to explore their multiple identities and learn skills geared toward self-advocacy and community-building. The goal of the event was to empower students to effect positive change in their lives and their communities, using newly acquired language and knowledge.
Keynote speaker Carlos Andrės Gómez spoke about his identity as a man of color, the messages he received about what it means to be a boy or a man when he was a child and how his perspective shifted as time passed. He invited students to consider the messages they have received and encouraged participants to explore what being a young man of color means to them.
Click here to read more about Gómez’s time at Parker.