When They See Us: Experiences of MSU Black Male Students

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Friday, January 22, 2021 - 9:00am to Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 11:55am

When They See Us Flyer

Please register at When They See Us Summit.

Inspired by NCORE’s (The National Conference on Race & Ethnicity) webinar, “When They See Us: Experiences of Black Males Navigating Historically White Institutions,” this summit centers on the experiences of Black men-identified students attending Michigan State University.

Highlights from this summit include:

  • Opening remarks by Dr. Jabbar R. Bennett, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Highlighted clips from NCORE’s webinar used to engage discussion.
  • A student panel facilitated by Dr. Chezare A. Warren, Associate Professor, Department of English, Michigan State University.
  • Breakout Discussions facilitated by MSU faculty/staff including members of MSU’s Black Strategic Outreach Committee.
  • Sharing of MSU’s resources and plans for student success from MSU’s Black Strategic Outreach committee.


9:00AM Welcome and Overview

9:10AM Opening Remarks by Dr. Jabbar Bennett

9:25AM Featured clips from NCORES webinar “When They See Us: Experiences of Black Males Navigating Historically White Institutions.”

10:00AM Student Panel Facilitated by Dr. Chezare Warren 

11:00AM Breakout Discussions/Action Plan facilitated by members of MSU’s Black Strategic Outreach Committee. 

11:45AM Wrap-up 

You are highly encouraged to view NCORE’s Webinar prior to attending this summit. Access NCORE webinar.

This summit is brought to you by: Office of Cultural & Academic Transitions, College of Natural Science, IDEA Coordinators, School of Packaging, Residential College in the Arts and Humanities, College of Agriculture & Natural Resources—Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, and Black Students’ Alliance

E-mail ocat@msu.edu if you have any questions.