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March 17, 2023 Charlotte, NC

CIA 2023 Community Day

Community Day kicks off the first day of an impactful weekend.
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Community Day kicks off the first day of an impactful weekend.

It is an opportunity for community supporters and gentlemen to engage with critical topics impacting male educators of color. The morning will consist of a panel discussion and solution-focused breakout sessions. The afternoon will be service-oriented, where we will strategize with our educators about a challenge they are facing in the profession.   

Come build with us!  If you have any questions about Community Day, please reach out to leah@profoundgentlemen.org 

Community Day will be held at the Embassy Suites in Charlotte, NC at 4800 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28217 on Friday, March 17.


This event sign up page is for community supporters - if you are a male educator of color, please sign up at our registration page. 

Thank you to our donors!

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Community Day Agenda

Community Day will be held at Embassy Suites - 4800 S Tryon St, Charlotte, NC 28217 on Friday, March 17.

Leah Rapley - leah@profoundgentlemen.org

  1. 8:00A - 8:15A


  2. 8:15A - 8:30A


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  3. 8:45a - 9:00am

    Guest Speaker- Dr. Duane Davis

    Tillage and Cultivation: The importance of male educators of color
  4. 9:15a - 10:15am

    Panel Discussion

    All seeds but different conditions: Unraveling the male educator of color experience.
  5. 10:20a - 11:20a

    Breakout Sessions

    The growing process: Developing Solutions for retaining male educators of color

  6. 11:30a - 12:15p

    Closing Session Part 1

    Design a maintenance plan for keeping male educators of color in the profession
  7. 12:15p - 1:30pm

    Lunch Break and Networking

  8. 1:30p - 2:30p

    CORE Sessions

    “Collaborating with current male educators of color to support their impact in  education”
  9. 2:45p - 3:00p

    Community Day Close Out

Registration for CIA Community Day

We are hosting our annual Community Impact Assembly!


We are inviting PG Community Members to participate in our Core Session on Friday, March 17 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm (ESD). The Core Session is an opportunity for community members to collaborate with our Gentlemen and provide a profound impact on their work. Our Gentlemen will present an issue they are having in their class and will collaborate with community members to design creative solutions and facilitate dialogue around these challenges. We invite you to sign up below! Please reach out to Leah Rapley at leah@profoundgentlemen.org with questions.

"Overall, I loved being able to have the chance to build a community with like minded black men and dedicate my time to a space that was wholly dedicated to developing me as a person and a professional."

Darryl Gladstone

"I was appreciative that this platform allowed the gentleman to have a consistent dialogue all the throughout the CIA conference. I like how were were encouraged to share our experiences relevant to the subject matter for the conference."

Johnnie Jackson

"Great topics I really enjoyed talking about things that I never really hear as a topic of discussion but yet it related to me so much! I also enjoyed not just focusing on the neg but the positives of 2020 and celebrating each others accomplishments!"

Cameron Cuttler