Black Boys Like Me: Confrontations with Race, Identity, and Belonging

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Black Boys Like Me: Confrontations with Race, Identity, and Belonging

By TPL Programs

Educator and writer, Matthew R. Morris shares candidly about the intersection of race, Black masculinity, hip-hop culture, and education from his new book, Black Boys Like Me.

Morris has written for TVO, Huffington Post, ETFO’s “The Voice” magazine, and Education Canada magazine. His TEDx talk, “The Fresh Prince Syndrome,” speaks to the perils and promises urban Black male students are presented with in public schooling in today’s ever evolving world. Morris has spoken at numerous colleges and conferences across North America and has been featured in the Toronto Star, Toronto Sun, CBC Radio, and CityNews Toronto.

Matthew R. Morris currently teaches at the Faculty of Education at Ontario Tech and Brock University. He will be joined in conversation with Chelene Knight, award-winning writer, creator of Breathing Space Creative Literary Studio.
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