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African-American male discussion is Oct. 4 

James L. Moore III will present "African American Male: An American Imperative in Higher Education and Society At-Large," 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4, in the Baker University Center Theatre.

During his talk, Moore will discuss the advancement of multicultural students on college campuses, particularly focusing on access and retention of African-American males.

"This event will increase and challenge your existing knowledge of the African-American male on a college campus," said Vincent Harris, graduate coordinator for LINKS and event organizer. "It is our hope that Dr. Moore's speech will be a catalyst for future conversations surrounding this and other multicultural student groups at OU." 

Moore is a professor in counselor education in the College of Education and Human Ecology and is the coordinator of the School Counseling Program at Ohio State University. He is also the inaugural director of the Todd Anthony Bell National Resource Center on the African-American Male.

He has been an educational consultant for school systems across the country, government agencies and leading educational organizations. His research in the field of education's effect and influence on African-American males has received international recognition.

Moore will host a classroom workshop where participants work on developing a research agenda. This educational session, which will feature Moore utilizing his research and publications to cover a variety of topics, will take place from 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday, Oct. 5, in McCracken Hall 214B. 

Both events are free and open to the public. If you would like to RSVP, email Vincent Harris at vh219210@ohio.edu.

Moore's visit is primarily sponsored by Student Personnel Association. Other sponsors include the Office for Multicultural Student Access and Retention; Diversity, Access and Equity; Student Activities Commission; and the Multicultural Center.