National Expert on Education and Diversity to speak this Friday at Mesa College

One of America’s most important voices for healthy public education, Dr. Pedro A. Noguera, is the keynote speaker for the 4th annual African American/Latino Male Leadership Summit for middle and high school youths at Mesa College. The summit will be held this Friday, April 9, at from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room G101.

Dr. Noguera is a national expert on school reform, diversity and the achievement gap is also  noted  CNN commentator and author, whose work includes The Trouble With Black Boys, The Color of Success, and Unfinished Business.

He is also a dynamic speaker who translates social theory into concise, hip language with emotional impact and intellectual rigor. His remarks at the summit will focus on strategies for success and the importance of achievement. He will address the 200 African American and Latino male middle and high school students who were nominated to attend the summit by their school counselors.

The public is invited to attend a welcome reception from 6:00 to7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, at the Mesa College Art Gallery. An Educators’ Workshop and Book Signing will also be held on Friday, April 9 at 11 a.m. in Room G101, Mesa College. For more information, call 619-388-2230.

More on Dr. Pedro A. Noguera (for NYU faculty bio, click here)

Dr. Pedro A. Noguera is one of America's most important voices for healthy public education. An expert on school reform, diversity, and achievement gap, he is currently a professor at the Steinhardt School of Education at the New York University, and Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education. Dr. Noguera is also a part-time high school teacher, author of several groundbreaking books, a regular guest on CNN, and a dynamic speaker who translates social theory into concise, hip language with emotional impact and intellectual rigor.

More on the African American/Latino Male Leadership Summit

Launched in 2007, the Mesa College African American/Latino Male Leadership Summit is designed to address the ever increasing problem of declining college enrollment of African American and Latino male students in higher education.  it is the only summit of its kind in California. The summit’s goal is to empower, educate and support African American and Latino young men in the pursuit of their professional and personal endeavors.