Announcing the Final Two Keynote Speakers at ICBME 2017!

The International Colloquium on Black Males in Education (ICBME) Planning Committee is thrilled to announce the final two keynote speakers for this year's Colloquium.

Michael Coteau is the Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. He will deliver a keynote focused on Ontario's Black Youth Action Plan, a new four-year plan aimed to eliminate systemic, race-based disparities for Black children and youth in Ontario.

Coteau previously served as a Toronto District School Board Trustee for Ward 17. He also served as the Executive Director/CEO of a national adult literacy firm, and worked as a community organizer in Scarborough, Ontario. 

Patrick Case is the Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Equity Officer and Education Equity Secretariat at the Ministry of Education in Toronto. He will deliver an address titled "Ontario's Education Equity Action Plan to Support Student Achievement and Well-Being." 

Case was previously an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Guelph, and Chair of the Board of Ontario's Human Rights Legal Support Centre. He has served as a key advocate for civil and human rights for decades.

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