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MMN Says Thank You to Our Veterans!

The Minority Men’s Network includes a number of men who have served in one or more branches of the Armed Forces. To those men, we say THANK YOU for your service and for being part of the Minority Men’s Network. As we commemorate Veterans Day, the Network also says THANK YOU to ALL the men and women in our community who have served in the Armed Forces. We hope your  Read More

Dr. Handy Williamson’s Retirement Celebration 10.5.2015

Ensuring the Future: What Communities Can Do To Help All Kids Succeed 9.26.2015

Join Columbia Parents for Public Schools and the Cradle to Career Alliance for a dialogue on ENSURING THE FUTURE: WHAT COMMUNITIES CAN DO TO HELP ALL KIDS SUCCEED WHEN: Sept. 26, 2015 9AM to 11 AM *coffee and sign-in at 8:45! WHERE: The ARC, 1701 W. Ash St. Columbia, MO Download the guide at: https://columbiamoparents4publicschools.wordpress.com/ CPPS and Cradle to Career Dialogue 9.26.2015

Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI) NDUGU – Monday 9.28.2015

Good Afternoon: I am emailing on behalf of the Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI) to extend an invitation to join us for the first “Ndugu” event of the year which takes place on Monday, September 28th, 2015 from 6-7pm in the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center (GOBCC) on the Mizzou campus.  Ndugu is Swahili for Brotherhood and the aim of the event is to strengthen ties amongst Black male undergraduates with graduate students, faculty/staff  Read More

Nora Stewart Readers Needed

The Network continues to provide a “reader” every week at 10:00am for our Reading Program with Nora Stewart Early Learning Center. It’s hard to measure the effects on our children of having MEN, especially BLACK MEN reading to them, but the Network is committed to this project. Dr. Fred Williams III has done a fantastic job of coordinating this work for us and we are soliciting ADDITIONAL men to help us  Read More

Upcoming Events

Sep
8
Sat
all-day “Perilous Visions” – Thomas Hart... @ The State Historical Society of Missouri -
“Perilous Visions” – Thomas Hart... @ The State Historical Society of Missouri -
Sep 8 2018 – Mar 31 2019 all-day
"Perilous Visions" - Thomas Hart Benton Exhibit - August 2018 thru Spring 2019 - State Historical Society of Missouri (Columbia) @ The State Historical Society of Missouri -  | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Benton’s “The Harvest” (1941-1942) After the United States entered World War II, Missouri artist Thomas Hart Benton responded to the national crisis by working through his thoughts and emotions on canvas. Executed between 1941 and 1944, the works in the Benton’s Perilous Visions  exhibition manifest the anxiety, horror, grief, and resolve that Benton and his audience experienced during the war. Visit the Columbia center now to explore ten of Benton’s paintings and their allegorical images,  Read More
Feb
19
Tue
all-day Absentee Voting for April 2nd Ge... @ Boone County Clerk's Office - Rm 236
Absentee Voting for April 2nd Ge... @ Boone County Clerk's Office - Rm 236
Feb 19 – Mar 27 all-day
Absentee Voting for April 2nd General Election in Boone County Began Tuesday 2.19.2019 until 5pm Wednesday 3.27.2019 @ Boone County Clerk's Office - Rm 236 | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Absentee voting began Tuesday February 19th! Stop by our office to vote in-person, or visit our website to request a ballot! Note dates and requirements for casting your ballot for the April 2nd General Election.  http://bit.ly/voteboonemo-absentee — at Boone County Clerk’s Office.
Mar
23
Sat
6:30 pm P.A.G.E. End the Backlog Event –... @ Maplewood Barn Theatre
P.A.G.E. End the Backlog Event –... @ Maplewood Barn Theatre
Mar 23 @ 6:30 pm – 9:45 pm
P.A.G.E. End the Backlog Event - Volunteers Needed - Saturday 3.23.2019 - Maplewood Barn Theatre - 6:30pm @ Maplewood Barn Theatre | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Hello, My name is Caitlin DeSpain, and I am a member of P.A.G.E. We are a local organization dedicated to supporting national and local charities. Our upcoming event is a trivia night and silent auction benefiting End the Backlog, on March 23rd at the Maplewood Barn Theatre. I am reaching out regarding volunteer opportunities for our event! We are a fairly small group, so we are in need of extra  Read More
Mar
26
Tue
7:00 pm NAACP Candidates’ Forum: CoMo Ma... @ Second Missionary Baptist Church
NAACP Candidates’ Forum: CoMo Ma... @ Second Missionary Baptist Church
Mar 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
NAACP Candidates' Forum: CoMo Mayor and School Board - Tuesday 3.26.2019 - 2nd Missionary Baptist Church - 7pm @ Second Missionary Baptist Church | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Columbia Branch NAACP Candidates’ Forum Tuesday, March 26, 2019 – 7pm in advance of the April 2nd Municipal Election The forum will take place at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 407 E. Broadway, beginning at 7pm. ALL are invited  The event is free and open to the public; light refreshments will be served. Please come out to support this event. Mary A. Ratliff, President NAACP 211 Park Deville Dr. Columbia, MO  Read More
Mar
27
Wed
6:30 pm Race Matters, Friends (RMF) Cand... @ CoMo Youth Works
Race Matters, Friends (RMF) Cand... @ CoMo Youth Works
Mar 27 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Race Matters, Friends (RMF) Candidate Forum #2 with Columbia School Board Candidates - Wednesday 3.27.2019 - CoMo Youth Works - 6:30-8pm @ CoMo Youth Works | Columbia | Missouri | United States
  RMF’s second candidate forum is for the Columbia School Board. The discussion will focus on how to advance equity, inclusion, and social justice in our public schools. This is a central question for everyone. Join us at CoMO Youth Works for a discussion with invited candidates: Jay Atkins, Della Streaty-Wilhoit, and Blake Willoughby. Meeting begins at 6:30pm.
Apr
5
Fri
8:00 am Fair Housing and Lending Seminar... @ Columbia City Hall
Fair Housing and Lending Seminar... @ Columbia City Hall
Apr 5 @ 8:00 am – 4:15 pm
Fair Housing and Lending Seminar - Friday 4.5.2019 - Columbia City Hall - 8am-4:15pm @ Columbia City Hall | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Event Information Fair Housing and Lending Seminar Friday, April 5, 2019, 8:00 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. City of Columbia City Hall 701 East Broadway, Columbia, MO 65201 Registration is now open for the 2019 Fair Housing and Lending Seminar which will be held on  Friday, April 5, 2019, at Columbia City Hall. This free public event will include presentations by fair housing and lending experts.  In addition, the event includes  Read More
Apr
6
Sat
8:00 am Males of Color in Education Awar... @ Lincoln University -Pawley Theatre, Martin Luther King Hall
Males of Color in Education Awar... @ Lincoln University -Pawley Theatre, Martin Luther King Hall
Apr 6 @ 8:00 am – 2:30 pm
Males of Color in Education Awareness Conference - Saturday 4.6.2019 - Jefferson City, MO - 8am-2:30pm @ Lincoln University -Pawley Theatre, Martin Luther King Hall | Jefferson City | Missouri | United States
Males of Color in Education Awareness Summit, hosted by Lincoln University, Harris Stowe State University and the University of Missouri- Columbia College of Education. The summit will take place Saturday, April 6, 2019 on the campus of Lincoln University. The overarching theme of the summit is “Inspiring Courageous Conversations Through CHANGE” (Collaboration, Higher Education, Awareness, addressing Needs and Growth that Empowers). High School students, teachers, counselors and administrators; college and university  Read More
Apr
9
Tue
7:30 am MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
Apr 9 @ 7:30 am – 9:00 am
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting - (2nd Tuesday) - Columbia College - 7:30-9am @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The Minority Men’s Network meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month, except in July and August. Breakfast is available for purchase in Dulany Hall. Agenda and minutes are provided in advance of the meeting; financials are presented at the meeting.
Apr
13
Sat
9:00 am Cleanup Columbia 2019 with Minor... @ Business Loop to Ash Street
Cleanup Columbia 2019 with Minor... @ Business Loop to Ash Street
Apr 13 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Cleanup Columbia 2019 with Minority Men's Network - Saturday 4.13.2019 @9am @ Business Loop to Ash Street | Columbia | Missouri | United States
The Minority Men’s Network will again participate in Cleanup Columbia. We have requested our usual area of Garth Avenue from Business Loop 70 down to Ash  Street. Network members have been volunteers for this event since 2005 and Doug Simmons has coordinated our participation every year. IF you’d like to participate with us as a Member or a Friend, please contact Doug at (573) 999-4152. The more help we have, the  Read More

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