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The Students of Urban Leadership (SOUL) Summit, organized by the Sylvania Men of Color Leadership Program, is a daylong gathering bringing male students of color together to address concerns regarding education, health and identity. The SOUL summit allows participants to connect with community leaders and organizations, in order to help them reach their fullest academic and leadership potential while contributing to their respective communities.

Keynote Speaker: Lindsey Murphy, creator of The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey, a popular kids science YouTube web series

Keynote Panelists:

  • Mic Capes, hip-hop artist and activist
  • Lindsey Murphy, creator of The Fab Lab with Crazy Aunt Lindsey, a popular kids science YouTube web series
  • Liliana Luna-Olalde, activist and coordinator of the Rock Creek Multicultural Center
  • Damola ‘D’ Omotosho, software engineer for Intel
  • Nik Popp, upcoming videographer known for working with celebrity music acts
  • Ian Williams, entrepreneur and owner of Deadstock Coffee
Group discussions at tablesStudents talking and pointing at a piece of paper between themStudents having a group discussionStudents working on homework togetherStudents giving a presentationGroup discussion circleGroup photo

As a final capstone project for the Men of Color Leadership Program, the SOUL Summit highlights the growth the cohort has made throughout the program, while exercising their skills in networking, logistics and planning.

Event details

  • Date: Friday, May 4, 2018
  • Time: 8am-4pm
  • Location: PCC Cascade Campus, Moriarty Arts & Humanities Auditorium

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Workshop sessions

Details coming soon.

Agenda

Time Event
8-9am Breakfast and registration –Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building
9-9:35am Opening remarks –Moriarty Arts and Humanities Building
9:45-10:45am Sessions #1

  • From the Black National Anthem to Formation: How health disparities have transpired – overtime, over the years, throughout history, etc…
    • Presenter: Yohana Abraham, Community Health Worker, Urban League of Portland
    • Cascade Hall, Room 205
  • Stress & Personal Health: A Student Resource Guide to Managing Stress
    • Presenters: Christopher Brown, Angel Ramirez, Frank “Jon” Champaigne, and Neil Capobres, 2017-2018 Men of Color Leadership Program
    • Cascade Hall, Room 305
  • Financial Resources for College: Everything you need to know about Oregon Promise Grant, Oregon Opportunity Grant, and Financial Aid
    • Presenter: Debora Perrault, Financial Aid Counselor, Portland Community College
    • Cascade Hall, Room 310
11:00-11:50am Sessions #2

  • How to Build a Million Dollar App: Entrepreneurship and Technology
    • Presenter: Damola Omotosho, Software engineer, Intel
  • The Miseducation of America: Addressing social inequality in education
    • Presenter: Lukas Soto, Student, Lewis & Clark College
12:00-1:15pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker
1:30-2:20pm Sessions #3

  • How to Build a Million Dollar App: Entrepreneurship and Technology
    • Presenter: Damola Omotosho, Software engineer, Intel
  • Know Your Rights: DACA and Undocumented Students
    • Presenter: Liliana Luna
2:30-3:45pm Keynote Panel
3:45-4:00pm Closing Remarks

About us

The Men of Color Leadership Program is a yearlong program designed to increase the recruitment, retention, and completion rates of men of color enrolled at PCC Sylvania. This innovative leadership program creates an atmosphere of unity and community, promotes academic excellence, connects students to campus resources, and engages participants in social justice education.