Teleconference Series

Teleconference Series: COSEBOC Conversations

This popular teleconference series, Conversations with Influential Thought Leaders, is a powerful forum for learning and inquiry. In these 1 hour teleconference calls, Ron Walker engages prominent leaders in a inquiry that is focused on COSEBOC's 2018 theme, Boys and Young Men of Color: Liberated, Empowered and Educated.  These Conversations are followed by a Q&A, inviting audience participation. An audio recording is provided for all who sign-up.  These calls are currently free, but registration is required.

Scheduled Teleconference speakers:


  • March 21, 2018, 4pm EST
    Dr. Olga Acosta Price, Chair, COSEBOC Board of Directors
    Director and Associate Professor
    Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
    The George Washington University

  • TBD
    Dr. Karen Mapp

    Senior Lecturer on Education
    Faculty Director, Education Policy and Management
    Harvard University


  • October 4, 2017, 4pm EST
    Dr. Gloria Ladson-Billings
    Kellner Family Distinguished Professor in Urban Education, Department of Curriculum & Instruction
    Faculty Affiliate in the Departments of Educational Policy Studies, Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis and Afro American Studies
    University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Nov 15, 2017, 4pm EST
    David Banks
    President and CEO
    Eagle Academy Foundation, NYC

  • Dec 7, 2017, 4pm EST
    David Johns
    Executive Director
    National Black Justice Coalition (NBJC)
    Former Executive Director of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans

  • Jan 10, 2018, 4pm EST
    Chris Chatmon
    Deputy Chief of Equity for the Oakland Unified School District
    Founding Executive Director of OUSD’s Office of African American Male Achievement Program