Call for Proposals: 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston A Framework For Schooling: The State Of The Black Manchild In Education Conference

Submit A Presentation Proposal

The 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston, Inc. is soliciting engaging and informative presenters and presentations for its A Framework for Schooling: The State of the Black Man-child in Education Conference taking place March 25-26, 2022. We are encouraging individuals and groups to submit presentation proposals that fit into the conference’s purpose and mission.

The A Framework for Schooling: The State of the Black Man-child in Education Conference will bring together K-12 educators, higher education professionals, community partners, parents, and concerned citizens in an outcomes-based environment to share data, dialogue, and exchange real-world, implementable solutions aimed at increasing success and completion for African American students in the K-16 education pipeline.

Conference Audience

Presentations should provide useful information to one or more of the following audiences:

K-12 Educators and Professionals

Those that work in and out of the classroom providing and supporting a quality education experience for those in kindergarten through 12th grade in traditional public, private, and alternative education settings.

Higher Education
Educators & Professionals

Those that work in and out of the classroom that provide and support a quality education experience for young adults in community colleges, universities, and vocation/technical schools.

Community Partners

This includes community-based organization professionals, municipal agency professionals, clergy, and other industry professionals that have a stake in improving the educational outcomes of students.


All those that care for and nurture students during their journey through education including parents, grandparents, guardians, foster/kinship care parents, and extended family members.

Conference Strands

Data Strand: Understanding the landscape through empirical and experiential eyes is the first step in establishing a solutions-based stance in supporting African American students in the educational pipeline. This strand will arm conference participants with relevant and useful data needed to engage in the solutions development process.

Example Proposal: Success Rates of African American College Freshmen in Developmental Math, Suspension Rates of Boys of Color in Suburban School Districts

Curriculum, Instruction, and Student Support Strand: Teaching and learning is the cornerstone of the educational process. This strand will focus on how we can use the sound, but creative curricula to engage students’ strengths, and how we adjust our teaching practices to support success for all students.

Example Proposal: Using Comic Books as an Introduction to Literature, Tips for Engaging African American Boys in the Writing Process

Leadership and Policy Making Strand: One of the primary roles of leaders in the education and policy space is to create and support an environment where students can thrive. In this strand, participants will engage in dialogue and conversations about how institution leaders and how policy is developed, and what can be done in this space to help increase student success.

Example Proposal: Getting Buy-in for Governing Board for Equity Initiatives, Using the Budget Process to Support Systemic Change

Health and Well-Being Strand: A student being ready and prepared to learn takes more than just showing up to class. Physical health, mental health, nutrition, and safety all have major influences on the learning process. In this strand, you will find topics related to these challenges and other influences.

Example Proposal: The Importance of Introducing Mental Health Wellness to Middle School Students, Understanding Generation Trauma

Parent and Community Engagement and Involvement Strand: A consistent question in education circles is how to get parents and community members involved and engaged in the education process. In this strand, conference participants will learn tips, strategies, and techniques to navigate the educational landscape to support their most precious assets.

Example Proposal: Your Rights and Responsibilities During an IEP Meeting: What Five Questions Should I Ask at a Parent-Teacher Meeting?

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Call for Proposals:

Q: When does the Call for Presentations open for the conference?

A: 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston A Framework For Schooling: The State Of The Black Manchild In Education Conference Call for Proposals is set to open in January 2022.

Q: What is the deadline to complete a submission?

A: The submission deadline is tentatively set for mid to late February.

Q: When will notifications go for selected presentations?

A: Notifications will go out to for selected presentations between late February and early March.

Q: What types of proposals are you looking for?

A: We seek proposals that:

  • Provide important insights, points-of-view, skills, tools, and strategies that stress action solutions, implementation, and practical applications
  • Highlight exemplary actions, programs, approaches, and models
  • Provide resources and suggest strategies to create inclusive learning environments, programs, curricula and/or improve completion and success rates.
  • Facilitate constructive dialogue, interaction, understanding and action around significant issues or within/between significant conference constituencies, i.e., K-12 educators and professionals, higher education educators and professionals, and community partners.

Q: How long should the presentation be?

A: Presenters should plan for one hour, inclusive of questions and answers.

Information to Note

  1. Submitters do not need to register for the conference to have their proposal reviewed.
  2. All presenters of selected proposals must register for the 2-day complete conference.
  3. Potential presenters can submit multiple proposals, but successful submissions will be limited to only one per presenter.
  4. Presenters must comply with presenter guidelines; this includes agreeing to use the microphone provided in the presentation room.
  5. Presenters are required to submit visual presentation materials to the conference committee of 100 Black Men of Metropolitan Houston, Inc.(for accessibility review) prior to the conference.
Submit A Presentation Proposal