MPower Men of Color Summit Oct. 14 Promises Connection, Celebration and Education


The Male Empowerment Network at Kent State University will be hosting the inaugural MPower Men of Color Summit on Oct. 14. While all people are welcome to attend the summit, it will be a time to connect, celebrate and educate men of color. 

The MPower Summit is designed to bring students, faculty and staff together from college, high school and community organizations to support the mission of men of color initiatives. The summit will be held at the Kent State Student Center. 

“The Male Empowerment Network is celebrating 13 years of supporting men of color at Kent State University,” said Michael Daniels, Ph.D., director of the E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center at Kent State. “My vision, as the advisor, was to host a local men of color conference during our 10-year anniversary celebration, however, that was fall of 2020, at the height of the COVID pandemic. Now, here we are, three years later with a reimagined vision of a national men of color summit about to come to fruition.” 

During the MPower Men of Color Summit, attendees will have the opportunity to engage with: 

  • Keynote Speakers 

    The MPower Men of Color Summit and Awards Banquet will be held on Oct. 14
  • Educational workshops 

  • Empowerment Brunch

  • Formal gala and scholarship banquet 

  • Social networking events 

MPower Men of Color Summit

Saturday, October 14, 8 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Kent Student Center Ballroom

1087 Risman Plaza, Kent, OH 44242

MPower Gala and Awards Banquet

Saturday, October 14, 6 p.m.-9 p.m.

Kent Student Center Ballroom

1087 Risman Plaza, Kent, OH 44242

Registration Required:

All students FREE

Professionals: $75|Summit or $40|Gala

Registration closes Wednesday, October 4

Can’t Attend? Make a Gift Here.

The Male Empowerment Network was created to support the cultural, academic, professional, personal, and social development of men of color. The organization seeks to increase unity among men through support, empowerment and networking. All students are welcome to join. 

The Male Empowerment Network hosts weekly meetings during the academic year in the E. Timothy Moore Student Multicultural Center (Kent Student Center, Room 206). These meetings are held at 6 p.m. every Tuesday and anyone who identifies as male is invited to attend.  



POSTED: Thursday, August 31, 2023 02:02 PM
Updated: Friday, September 29, 2023 09:52 AM
April McClellan-Copeland