Ivy Tech Community College Northeast will host James Moore, an associate provost in Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. June 20 in the auditorium on the Coliseum Campus (3800 N. Anthony Blvd.)
Moore will speak on “Contemporary Issues Affecting African American Males,” which is being presented by Ivy Tech’s African American Male Initiative. The goal of the event is to re-enforce the importance of a college education to local black males and their mentors.
The event is free and open to the public.
As a precursor to Moore’s speech, the African American Male Initiative will host a community cookout from 3 to 6 p.m. June 18 at the Public Safety Academy: Ivy Tech South Campus (7602 Patriot Crossing).
Moore is also connected to the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and serves as the inaugural director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African American Male. A professor in Counselor Education, Moore has a bachelor’s degree in English education and a master’s and doctorate in counselor education. Part of his scholarly focus includes recruitment and retention issues of black students; and the social, emotional and psychological consequences of racial oppression for black males and other people of color throughout society.