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Vanguard 2023 - Conference Put on by Black Men for Black Boys and Adults



On Saturday, March 4 from 9:00 am until noon there will be a conference hosted by Black Pine Circle School specifically geared towards students who identify as African-American and Black young men in grades 5-12 enrolled in independent and parochial schools. The genesis of this event goes back over a decade when a group of Black male educators decided that we needed to bring our fantastic young men together to support their growth and celebrate them.

This event is put on in collaboration with Bishop O'Dowd High School, Black Pine Circle School, The Branson School, De La Salle High School, Live Oak School, The Seven Hills School, The San Francisco School, and San Francisco University High School.

Workshops and panels will be led by educators for students in 5th/6th, 7th/8th, high school students, and adults. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Thomas Parham, president of Cal State East Bay Dominguez. We will also honor the head of San Francisco School, Steve Morris, who is moving on after 15 years of successfully leading and growing his school.


We hope to have a packed house for our boys and young men.

Conference Information:

  • Registration Link for this free event

  • Date - Saturday, March 4

  • Time - 9:00 am to noon Light morning refreshments will be provided. (Black Pine Circle is a nut-free campus.)

  • Location - Black Pine Circle School, 2027 Seventh St, Berkeley, CA 94710

  • Theme: Solidarity and Responsibility

  • Sessions for: 5th/6th, 7th/8th, HS students, and adults

  • Honoring Steve Morris, Head of San Francisco School

  • Keynote Speaker: Dr. Thomas Parham, President Cal St. Dominguez Hills

Warm regards,

Vanguard 2023 Organizing Committee

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