RISE for Boys and Men of Color May Webinars

Thursday, May 4, 3:00 - 4:30 pm EST

Discussant: Brian Smedley, PhD

Topic: Movin' on up: Expanding access to high-opportunity neighborhoods for boys and men of color 

Registration link: http://bit.do/risewebinarsmedley


In this webinar, residential segregation is examined as a restrictive mechanism in which the distribution of opportunities for boys and men of color is inhibited. Attention is given to considering how racism operates at multiple levels to confer greater risk among boys and men of color for poor life outcomes. In addition, policies and practices that have contributed to these phenomena will be discussed as they provide context for understanding how life outcomes for boys and men of color have been impacted. Strategies, interventions, and recommendations that hold promise for improving the lives of boys and men of color and the neighborhoods in which they reside will be highlighted.


Wednesday, May 10, 3:00 – 3:45 pm EST

Discussant:  Nichole M. Garcia, PhD

Topic: Effectively examining data to understand Executive Order 13767: Border security and immigration enforcement improvements

Registration link: http://bit.do/risewebinargarcia


This session will offer an overview of Executive Order 13767: Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements. A brief walk through of Department of Homeland Security and Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse data will be shared to understand the ways in which data informs this executive order. In addition, a historical infographic will be provided to visually represent laws and policies enacted that created the United States and Mexico border. The session will be informative for those currently working in institutions, non-profits, and community organizations as well as for those working with data to represent underserved communities.


Thursday, May 18, 3:00 - 4:30 pm EST

Discussant: Robert Teranishi, PhD

Topic: The significance of data disaggregation in the study of boys and men of color: Perspectives from the Asian American and Pacific Islander student population

Registration link: http://bit.do/risewebinarteranishi


Despite popular misconception, AAPIs represent a wide diversity of educational and life outcomes, and face challenges unique to their ethnic subgroups and community circumstances. As such, this webinar will be focused on the leading indicators for the mobility and life-course outcomes of AAPI boys and men, demonstrating how sweeping generalizations about this population overlook incidents of differential access to opportunities for educational success and upward mobility. A key methodological consideration for an accurate rendering of disparate outcomes for AAPI boys and men is the use of data disaggregated at the level of ethnic subgroups. Accordingly, this webinar will touch on analyses of differences between men from various AAPI subgroups, as well as differences between men and women within AAPI subgroups. Particular attention will be given to Southeast Asian and Pacific Islander boys and men, as these groups face greater barriers to access and mobility. Although some AAPI subgroups exhibit high levels of success across mobility and life indicators, this webinar will be focused on barriers that are too often underreported, overlooked, and misrepresented through empirical research, which renders some subgroups invisible. Disaggregated data reveal the need for greater inclusion of the AAPI community in order to address the social challenges facing all men of color.