The Inaugural Midwest Black Male Educators Summit
Agenda and SpeakersHotel Accommodations

Join Us For Two Days in Detroit, MI

Black Male Educators Alliance of Michigan (BMEA) is a collective of educators, mentors, community leaders, and other professionals who partner to increase the number of effective Black male educators to improve the educational experiences for urban children.

We are honored to host you at our inaugural summit, taking place on September 22nd – 23rd. On this webpage, learn pertinent information including location, speakers, breakout sessions, and hotel accommodations.

Triumph Church - East Campus

2760 E Grand Blvd, Detroit, MI 48211

Featured Panelists and Speakers

Dr. Michael Eric Dyson


Dr. Eric Thomas


Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade


Dr. David Kirkland


Dr. Dorinda Carter-Andrews


Bakari Sellers


Featured Breakout Sessions

Choices and Consequences: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste

Choice and Consequences: A Mind is a Terrible Thing to Waste is a presentation that highlights the functionalities of the human brain. Through our presentation attendees will be able to identify the four main components of the human brain that control our emotions and behaviors. We will provide evaluation-based techniques to strengthen self-awareness. It is our goal that attendees will grasp scientific information of the human brain as well as learn a new skill set to improve social emotional learning and restorative practices in order to deescalate conflicts.

Increasing Young Black Male Mentorship

Increasing the awareness of the importance of Black Male mentorship is essential for developing Black Male leaders, and a MSU student offers his framework of this through his organization, Rising Black Men.


Embracing the Power of Mentorship As A Catalyst for Sustaining Educational Careers

Understanding the Power of Mentorship can be the key to sustaining your career in education. Every Black Male Educator must seek out mentorship and then must take on the responsibility to mentor the next generation. We will engage in relevant conversations that will help translate into trusting and a consistent winning relationships inside and outside the classroom.


The NYC Men Teach workshop will highlight the initiative’s effectiveness, as told by the members of our program. Through interactive exercises and conversations, we will highlight best practices for recruitment and explain the impact of supporting male first-year teachers of color.

Book Your Stay

For our out of town attendees, we have blocked rooms at the following hotels : Please use the code “BMEA” when booking your stay.

The Westin Book Cadillac Detroit

$200 per room per night (excluding taxes) – [Hotel closest to conference venue]
Address: 1114 Washington Blvd, Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: (313) 442-1600

The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport

$175 per room per night (excluding taxes) 
Address: Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport, 2501 Worldgateway Pl, Romulus, MI 48242
Phone: (734) 942-6500

Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center

Renaissance Center
400 Renaissance Dr W, Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 568-8000

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