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UHD Hosts Fall 2022 Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color Institute Oct. 28

‘Historical Struggles and Promise: MOC Thriving in Our Post-Pandemic Education’


By Sheryl E. Taylor

The University of Houston-Downtown is host campus for the 18th Texas Education Consortium for Male Students of Color (Consortium) Institute, 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 28, in the Academic Building, A300.  This year's theme is “Historical Struggles and Promise: MOC Thriving in our Post-Pandemic Education.”

 The Consortium Institute is a day-long professional development activity for professionals that will:

  • Provide a collaborative space for independent school districts, community colleges, and four-year institutions in Texas.
  • Update member institutions about the current state of affairs of the Consortium.
  • Engage participants in research-based professional development activities geared toward practitioners and administrators.FullSizeRender-14

Special guest and Houston native Lupe Mendez, 2022 Poet Laureate of Texas, will present a keynote performance: “All of Us in Huelga—the History and Future of Education and Social Work,” 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. in the Wilhelmina Cullen Auditorium. The poet, writer, educator, and activist is the winner of the 2019 John A. Robertson Award from the Texas Institute of Letters for his book of poems, “Why I Am Like Tequila.”

This event is sponsored by Project Males (Mentoring to Achieve Latino Educational Success) and The University of Texas at Austin’s Division of Diversity and Community Engagement.

Registration is now open. Visit the UHD Eventbrite site to register. There is no cost to register for Consortium members. For members to receive a full discount, they must use their institution’s promo code. The non-member registration fee is $150. 

For more information, contact rico@austin.utexas.edu.

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD) is the second-largest university in Houston and has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974. As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive, four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.