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NCORE Webinar Series

When They See Us: Experiences of Black Males Navigating Historically White Institutions

Wednesday, December 2, 2020  |  LIVE 3:00-4:30 PM Central Time* 

(* 4:00-5:30 PM Eastern / 2:00-3:30 PM Mountain / 1:00-2:30 PM Pacific). Convert other time zones to Central Time here.

Registration has reached capacity. There is not a waiting list, but the session will be made available to view on demand free of charge.


Important Details:

  • Registration will close at 4:30 PM Central Time the day before the webinar. Space is limited and may fill before this date.
  • Registrants will receive an email with the Zoom link the morning of the session.
  • All registrants will receive a recording approximately one week after the webinar.
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  • Live captions and sign language provided.

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Session Description:

When They See Us is a critically acclaimed documentary that shares the narrative of the Central Park Five's journey of being wrongfully accused until their exoneration. Black males navigate similar experiences at historically white institutions (HWIs): stereotyped, slighted, and surveilled. Utilizing tenets from Critical Race Theory and the Black Lives Matter movement, this presentation aims to create dialogue and foster reflection on the way that institutions’ historical context perpetuates power and oppression, leading to Black misandry experienced by Black males in higher education. Participants who attend this session will learn strategies and practical ways to create and transform spaces that eradicate anti-blackness and promote healing for Black males in higher education.



Paris Lawrence, M.Ed.

Georgia Southern University

Paris J. Lawrence, M.Ed. is a recent graduate and a student affairs practitioner. He is an alumnus of both Georgia Southern University and the University of Georgia, where he obtained his B.B.A. in Human Resource Management and his M.Ed. in College Student Affairs Administration. Currently, Paris serves as the Coordinator of Diversity Education and Program Outreach in the Office of Multicultural Affairs at Georgia Southern University. Outside of work, Paris enjoys reading new books, traveling, and spending time with loved ones. 

presenter Paris Lawrence

Warren Wright, M.Ed., LPC-Associate, NCC

Sam Houston State University

Warren B. Wright is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate and a National Certified Counselor. He is an alumnus of Georgia Southern University where he completed his Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and his Master’s degree in Counselor Education, with a concentration in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Currently, Warren is a first-year doctoral student in the Counselor Education program at Sam Houston State University. He is a Professional Counselor for Texas A&M University's Counseling and Psychological Services. Warren is also the author of A Dose of Motivation: Taking ownership of your life, tapping into your potential, and stepping into your purpose. For leisure, Warren enjoys reading, journaling, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.


presenter Warren Wright