#ICBME15: Take off & Pre-Colloquium

In our Storify series, we'll revisit the 2015 International Colloquium on Black Males in Education through the engaging social media participation by participants and presenters. Thanks to the folks who contributed!


  1. Our operations started long before October; our media strategy and the Wei LAB planning committee were activated 24/7 months ahead of time!
  2. Excitement was high leading up to #ICBME15. Lots of talk on Twitter amongst participants.
  3. When it was finally time to depart for Kingston, Jamaica, attendees were ready for a week of discussion and problem-solving around Black males in education. Kingston welcomed us with open arms, hospitality and beautiful sights.
  4. Jamaica bound! ✈️ #ICBME15
    Jamaica bound! ✈️ #ICBME15
  5. The view from our base camp here in Kingston, #Jamaica. #icbme15
    The view from our base camp here in Kingston, #Jamaica. #icbme15
  6. Pre-Colloquium Academies, Oct. 6: Record enrollment in the Pre-Colloquium Academies made for thoughtful and informative sessions.
  7. Pre-Colloquium Academies, Oct. 6: The Wei LAB's own Walter Parrish shared his knowledge with the Graduate School Academy.
  8. Pre-Colloquium Academies, Oct. 6: One of our favorite moments from this year's Colloquium was our visit to a local high school to talk to young men about higher education during the College Academy.
  9. 'Twas the night before the Colloquium and all through the house... No sleep for our Wei LAB team as they prepped for ICBME15!