Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Men of Color & Education: A Discussion on the Pursuit of Excellence

An invite from TFA:


Teach For America is hosting its 2nd Community Speakers Series event, presented by State Farm, on Tuesday evening, March 2, 2010 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at Avery Fisher Hall at Lincoln Center, New York City.  Building on the success of our Atlanta event ( in November 2008, the theme for the New York discussion will be "Men of Color & Education:  A Discussion on the Pursuit of Excellence." We are excited to host this forum to engage the broader community in a conversation about the educational opportunities and challenges impacting men of color and have assembled an amazing panel that represents a variety of perspectives and experiences. 


·        Common, Artist/Actor/Entrepreneur


·         Ruben Diaz, Jr., Bronx Borough President


·         Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, Associate Professor of Education at Teacher's College, Columbia University


·         John Legend, Grammy Award-Winning Singer/Songwriter


·         Dr. Pedro Noguera, Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education at New York University & Executive Director of the Metropolitan Center for Urban Education


·         Eric Snow, National Basketball Association Veteran/Entrepreneur


The discussion will be moderated by David C. Banks, President of The Eagle Academy Foundation.


Pease join us in spreading the word about this exciting event by sharing the attached invitation among your networks in the NYC metropolitan area.  Registration is required for this free event so to reserve your ticket please visit All tickets will be available for pick up at 6:30pm in the lobby of Avery Fisher Hall on the day of the event and will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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