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August 26, 2013
7:00 pm to 9:00 pm


Busboys & Poets
1025 5th Street NW
Washington, DC, USA

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Event / Panel Discussion

Black Men and America: The Rebuilding of Our Nation

IPS Board Chair, E. Ethelbert Miller and three black men discuss the politics of now and the vision of tomorrow.

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Moving beyond stereotypes, victimization, exploitation and news headlines, how will black men remake America? IPS Board Chair, E. Ethelbert Miller will moderate a two hour discussion with black men talking about the problems they face and the obstacles they must overcome. A look to the future and how black men will help shape a new narrative for our nation. The program will link the personal and the political. What might the new blueprints for living well look like?  Are the stories of these young black men an indication that tomorrow is a bright shining morning star?


  • Tope Folarin is the recipient of fellowships from the Institute for Policy Studies and Callaloo, and he serves on the board of the Hurston/Wright Foundation. Tope was educated at Morehouse College, and the University of Oxford, where he earned two Master's degrees as a Rhodes Scholar. His short story, 'Miracle,' won the 2013 Caine Prize for African Writing.
  • Aaron Jenkins is the program director for Operation Understanding DC. A graduate of Williams College. He also serves on the board of the Abramson Scholarship Foundation.
  • Thomas Woods a graduate of Howard University and now attending Harvard Law School.