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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
27
Fri
7:00 pm Freedom Bound: The Evolution of ... @ First Baptist Church
Freedom Bound: The Evolution of ... @ First Baptist Church
Sep 27 @ 7:00 pm
Freedom Bound: The Evolution of the African American Spiritual - Friday 9.27.2019 - First Baptist Church - 7pm @ First Baptist Church | Columbia | Missouri | United States
Dear Greetings, Exactly 11 months and one day ago, Columbia was abuzz with “Evolution of the African American Spiritual” presented by Odyssey at the Second Missionary Baptist Church. The combination of beautifully narrated American history with soulful Spiritual left everyone very emotional, and grateful that we live in a town filled with such talented artists. It is time to continue the journey. Singers Marques Jerrell Ruff and Jolie Rocke, with narrator  Read More
Sep
28
Sat
6:00 pm Racism and Bias in the Criminal ... @ Skylark Bookshop
Racism and Bias in the Criminal ... @ Skylark Bookshop
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Racism and Bias in the Criminal Justice System: A Discussion - Saturday 9.28.2019 - Skylark Bookshop - 6-7:30pm @ Skylark Bookshop | Columbia | Missouri | United States
On Saturday, September 28th, at 6:00 p.m., we will host two dynamic authors with great insights on how to reduce racism and bias in our criminal justice system: police officer Nakia Jones and retired San Francisco Bay Area judge Lise Pearlman. Nakia Jones will speak on her experience as a black officer. After the police killed Alton Sterling, she created a controversial Facebook post calling out police racism as well  Read More
Oct
1
Tue
6:00 pm Youth Community Coalition (YC2) ... @ First Presbyterean Church
Youth Community Coalition (YC2) ... @ First Presbyterean Church
Oct 1 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Youth Community Coalition (YC2) Legislative Forum - Tuesday 10.1.2019 - First Presbyterean Church - 6-8pm @ First Presbyterean Church | Columbia | Missouri | United States
  Youth Community Coalition proudly announces our 5th Annual YC2 Youth Issues Legislative Forum At the event, we will be giving our state legislative representatives information about issues YC2 has determined as the most important to address for youth in our area. Those issues are: youth vaping, medical marijuana, and medicaid coverage The event is open to the public and we expect to include audience questions for our panel at  Read More
Oct
8
Tue
7:30 am MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
Oct 8 @ 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.
Nov
12
Tue
7:30 am MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
Nov 12 @ 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.
Dec
10
Tue
7:30 am MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
Dec 10 @ 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.
Jan
14
Tue
7:30 am MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
MMN Regular Monthly Meeting – (2... @ Dulany Hall - Columbia College
Jan 14 @ 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.

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