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Patrick Henry is 100 Black Men Strong

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 12, 2017
 
 
MEDIA CONTACT:
Dirk Tedmon
Media Relations Specialist
612.668.0227
dirk.tedmon@mpls.k12.mn.us
 
 
Patrick Henry is 100 Black Men Strong
 
MINNEAPOLIS – This Friday, more than 100 Black male professionals will join Black male scholars at Patrick Henry High School to lead conversations about college, career and life readiness. The theme of the event is “How to survive as a Black man in America,” and the goal is to empower, engage, encourage and equip students with the tools to thrive.
 
U.S. Department of Education General Counsel and Deputy Secretary James Cole, Jr., will attend to share his journey from being the first in his family to earn a college degree to working for the Obama administration. Cole oversees the Department of Education’s work on President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Task Force, which “seeks to address persistent opportunity gaps faced by boys and young men of color and ensure all young people are able to reach their full potential.”
 
What:       100 Black Men Strong event
When:       Friday, Jan. 13
                   Noon–2 p.m.
Where:     Patrick Henry High School
                   4320 Newton Ave. N.
                   Minneapolis, MN 55412
 
For more information on James Cole, Jr., visit https://www2.ed.gov/news/staff/bios/cole.html. Learn more about the 100 Black Men Strong event at henry.mpls.k12.mn.us.
 
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