All students are invited to attend this free virtual event.
Native American men continue to face unique challenges in today’s world, many that stem from lingering prejudices and external pressures to conform. Hosted by Maricopa Community Colleges, the Native American Male Empowered Network (MEN) Conference provides male Native American high school, college, and university students, as well as young professionals looking to re-enter the workforce, an opportunity to:
- Learn about the intersection of masculinity, resiliency, and native culture
- Identify, explore, and uncover interests in higher education
- Discover degree programs, pathways, internships, and careers that inspire student success
- Connect with people and resources that enhance personal and professional development
Hear from keynote speakers Dr. James Makokis and Anthony Johnson, as they share their powerful and inspirational stories and practical insights as First Nation, Native American, and Two-Spirt men who have discovered how to overcome exclusion while being true to their individual and complex natures.
Dr. James Makokis is one of Canada's leading experts related to Indigenous culture, traditions, values, and customs. Dr. Makokis also currently heads one of Canada's leading LGBTQ2 and Transgender focused medical practices and commits himself to save lives through his progressive empathetic approach to medicine. His approach to medicine incorporates First Nation healing practices to connect the mind, body, and spirit for his patients.
Anthony Johnson graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in 2008. Johnson's life has been full of dedicating his career and his time to countless numbers of non-profit organizations, social movements, and councils. He also has a very dedicated career as an international businessman.
Date: March 31, 2022
Time: 3 - 5 p.m.
Location: Free Virtual Event