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Greatest MINDS Symposium on Racial Equity, Excellence and Black Joy

Join us for a free 5-day symposium bringing racial equity, education, Black Joy and excellence to our urban communities and youth

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Greatest MINDS Symposium on Racial Equity, Excellence and Black Joy

Time & Location

Mar 31, 8:00 AM EDT – Apr 02, 10:00 PM EDT

Boston, 2379 Washington St, Roxbury, MA 02119, USA

About the Event

Greatest MINDS Symposiums on Racial Equity, Excellence & Black Joy on Wednesday, March 30th , 2022 to Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

Join us as we explore ourselves and achievement and how we are reimanging our educational experience for ourselves and our young people.

Join us as we explore ourselves and achievement and how we are reimagining our educational experience for ourselves and our young people.

Join the Greatest MINDS as we build our community and networks together for a 4-day symposium bringing Racial Equity, Education, Black Joy, and Excellence to our urban neighborhoods. Events are open to high school students, college students, parents, young professionals, and community members.

Join us in Roxbury, MA for in person/hybrid symposiums at the following locations: Reevx Labs, The Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, Museum of Science, Dudley Café, and Soleil Restaurant.

Some sessions will be offered virtual.

Register here.

YOU CAN REGISTER HERE FOR THE SYMPOSIUM : https://lnkd.in/eUe_keKG

About Greatest MINDS:

Greatest MINDS is a networking organization of educators, activists, entrepreneurs, young professionals, artists and community members. Our mission is to provide mentorship and guidance to citizens and first-generation college students seeking to become active and successful contributors to civil society by giving them access to college, career and community networks. We achieve this by promoting intergenerational dialogue through developing programs, forums, initiatives, campaigns and conferences which highlight the issues of race, socio-economic class, and gender identity in urban cities and on college campuses. Through our collaborative process, we work towards solving these social justice issues by developing a more inclusive democracy and economy.

Greatest MINDS currently has over 250 members who participate in mentoring, volunteer and community participation projects in Boston and Atlanta and cities across the country. Greatest MINDS has a vision for the 21st century where skilled, educated Black professionals will take leadership in their communities and careers by supporting high school students on their road to college and beyond. Our vision is based on the rich African American traditions of giving, creating community, and striving for education. Our goal is the very health of our urban communities. We want to provide role models as mentors for Black youth: educated, energetic African-Americans who are working to make their communities better places to live. We must create and build an image of a hopeful future for our youth by instilling a strong sense of community and self, encouraging enrollment in college, supporting students to graduate from college, offering ways for college alumni to engage in their communities, and building bridges between Black communities and community institutions.

The Schedule

Greatest MINDS Symposium on Racial Equity, Excellence & Black Joy

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, to Sunday, April 3rd, 2022

Wednesday – Unofficial Kick off at Museum of Science with Henry Louis Gates ( Museum of Science Event )

Thursday – Saturday – Hybrid Conference in B Nubian Square at Reevx Labs, the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library, Soleil Restaurant and Dudley Café in Nubian Square, Roxbury

Sunday – Unofficial Closing Event at Fabrica Central in Central Square, Cambridge, MA

Unofficial Opening Event

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, at the Museum of Science Boston - Cambridge, MA – INPERSON

Join Chip Greenidge and the Greatest MINDS as an unofficial kick off as a part of their Symposium on Racial Equity, Excellence and Black Joy Weekend. This session - Who’s Black and Why? An Evening with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Andrew S. Curran at the Museum of Science Boston on Wednesday, March 30th, 2022, at 7 p.m. Join us as we kick it off at the Museum of Science and join us in the following days in Nubian Square, Roxbury for our community symposium highlighting the same topics.

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Website: https://www.mos.org/subspace/whos-black-and-why

Location: Museum of Science, Boston

Schedule for the

Greatest MINDS Symposium on Racial Equity, Excellence & Black Joy

Thursday, March 31st, 2022, at Soleil Restaurant, Nubian Square - Roxbury, MA - INPERSON

8:30am - 10:00am

Join us as we talk with Boston City Councilors and explore opportunities for students in the summer through entrepreneurship, summer jobs and in general what is next for students in the BPS post pandemic.

Location: https://www.soleilboston.com/

Website: https://lnkd.in/eUe_keKG

Thursday, March 31st, 2022, at Reevx Labs, Nubian Square - Roxbury, MA - INPERSON

2:00pm - 5:00pm : Online Support for Students Interested in Scholarships

5:00pm - 6:30pm : Online Discussion about Entrepreneurship with GBH

7:00pm - 10:00pm : Open Mic, DJ and Meet and Greet for the Community

Location: https://www.reevxlabs.com/

Sign up here on ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87008324873?pwd=SzdscVoraEhsSjFHMExzamM5S1JPZz09

Zoom Meeting Information: 870 0832 4873

ZOOM Code: 371889

Website: https://lnkd.in/eUe_keKG

Thursday, March 31st, 2022, at Reevx Labs, Nubian Square - Roxbury, MA - INPERSON

5:00pm - 6:30pm

Location: https://www.reevxlabs.com/

Website: https://lnkd.in/eUe_keKG

Thursday, March 31st, 2022, at Reevx Labs, Nubian Square - Roxbury, MA - INPERSON

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Location: https://www.reevxlabs.com/

Website: https://lnkd.in/eUe_keKG

Friday, April 1st, 2022, at the Roxbury Branch of the Boston Public Library - Nubian Square - Roxbury, MA – INPERSON

9:30am - 11:30am : College Panel/Career Panel with College Students and Alumni

12:00pm - 1:00pm : Announcement and Introduction of Greatest MINDS Awards for Service with LUNCH

1:00pm - 5:00pm : College Panel/Career Panel with College Students and Alumni

Location: https://www.bpl.org/locations/19/

Website: https://lnkd.in/eUe_keKG

Friday, April 1st, 2022, at the Museum of Science Boston - Cambridge, MA - INPERSON

7:30p - 9:00pm

Using cutting-edge technology, The Beyoncé Experience redefines nightlife in Boston by fusing the sounds of one of today’s most popular artists with stunning and inventive visuals under the Charles Hayden Planetarium dome. Developed as a part of SubSpace Project, the experimental playground for new work at the Museum of Science, this musical experience engages audiences in a sensory journey full of innovation, artistry, and imagination set to a pulsating soundtrack of one of music’s greatest icons.

Website: https://www.mos.org/planetarium/the-beyonce-experience

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, at Dudley Café, Nubian Square - Roxbury, MA - INPERSON

9:00am - 12:00pm

“Meet and Greet” at Dudley Café with Greatest MINDS mentors and community members. FREE Breakfast.

Website: https://lnkd.in/eUe_keKG

Location: https://www.dudleycafe.com/

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022, at Online - Boston Public School Committee Search - ONLINE

10:00am - 11:30am

Join us as we share our thoughts on the new search for a BPS superintendent. The search committee includes representation of BPS students, parents, teachers, school leaders, and community members. The search committee will host a series of public listening sessions starting in March to gather community input to shape the Superintendent’s job description and inform the interview and selection process. The Saturday session is Zoom online.

Jump online to participate here: https://k12-bostonpublicschools.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RZZqU9xmQ1CLV97na1LuWw

Website: https://lnkd.in/eUe_keKG

Location: https://www.dudleycafe.com/

Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 - Discussion on Harvard and Historically Black Colleges and Universities: Can you go to both? Collaboration with Greatest MINDS, HBCYOU Boston, National Black College Alliance

12:00pm - 1:00pm

Location: Helen Y. Davis Leadership Academy, 23 Leonard St, Dorchester, MA 02122

Sign up here on ZOOM: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsf-2vpjsvHdUqKQPNVkIvfXsEuJ3vG4NA

ZOOM Meeting Information: 871 8478 0571

ZOOM Code: 714286

Jump online to participate here: https://lnkd.in/eUe_keKG

Website: https://lnkd.in/eUe_keKG

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Unofficial Closing Event

Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, at Fabrica Restaurant, Central Square, Cambridge, MA - INPERSON

1:00pm - 6:00pm

Please join us at our “Meet & Greet” for Students interested in going on the HBCU College Tour for a workshop/reception on Sunday, April 3rd, 2022, from 3:00pm - 6:00pm at La Fabrica Central in Central Square, Cambridge. Chip Greenidge will be the guest speaker at this event on his experiences with Black College Tours and HBCUS. This event is open to parents, community members, parents, and alumni. Alumni and college students will share a few words with our high school students. With Citizens of the World in collaboration with Greatest MINDS, HBCYOU Boston, National Black College Alliance

Location: https://www.lafabricacentral.com/

Donation Accepted for the College Tour: https://www.gofundme.com/f/citizens-of-the-world-inc

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