PRIDE to host fourth annual Men to
Men Summit at HCC
The PRIDE of Halifax
Male Mentoring Program will host the fourth annual Men to
Men Summit at The Centre at Halifax Community College (HCC).
Plight of African American Boys and Men: Am
I my Brother’s Keeper?” is this year’s theme.
From 7-9 p.m., Tuesday,
Apr. 5, a session will be held on the topic, “How to Make
the Valley Stronger.” This is free and open to the public
and will focus on self-empowerment, the Roanoke Valley and
other issues associated with the economy, politics, health
care, and community uplift.
From 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m., Wednesday, Apr. 6,
the Men to Men Summit will be held. There is no charge to
attend for middle, high school and college students, school
administrators and community organizations. There is a
registration fee of $20 per person for representatives from
other North Carolina Community College System minority male
mentoring programs outside of HCC.
The summit is designed for young men and
professionals. Concurrent sessions for students will address
“Family Relationship, Health, Wellness and Spirituality,”
“Defining What’s Cool and Why: How the Images You see in the
Media Impact You,” and “Reclaiming the African American Male
Image: A Discussion of a Clip “A War For Your Soul’.” For
administrators and community organizations, the topic,
“Institutional Responsibility in African American Male
College Success: Reconnecting the Educational Pipeline and
Creating Multiple Pathways to Educational Success” will be
In addition, there will be an HCC Faculty
& Local Educators session held from 9-11 a.m., Wednesday,
Apr. 6 in Building 100, Room 108. The session facilitator is
Dr. Bruce Bridges who is a professor, lecturer,
internationally-known scholar, and author of “Recapturing
the African Mind,” “The Ghetto Mind,” and “The Roots of
Geography.” Bridges’ presentation titled, “Implementing
Cultural Diversity across the Curriculum,” is an interactive
discussion that will focus on teaching/learning
effectiveness, student/teacher interaction and adjustment,
advantages of cultural diversity in the classroom, and
examples of cultural diversity across the curriculum.
A talent competition and poetry contest
will also be held during the summit.
required. For more information or to register, contact Dana
Scott at (252) 536-5464 or visit online,
www.halifaxcc.edu and click the Men
to Men Summit icon.