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Black Issues Forum June 16-20

Updated June 12, 2009

The Black Issues Forum, held on campus June 16-20, is an opportunity for students to expand their skills as leaders and to interact with other high-ability students in a college setting.

Expose students to higher ed

Dozens of African American high school seniors will come together to research issues pertinent to the African American community during the 17th annual Black Issues Forum at Colorado State University June 16-20. 

Leadership, teamwork 

The program brings together about 40 students from California, Colorado, Georgia, Hawaii, Michigan, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Texas.

The conference involves four days of research and discussion that culminate in a formal forum where students present their findings. The format also helps students strengthen their skills in public speaking, teamwork and leadership. 

Four topics pertinent to African American community

Students will study one of four topics pertinent to the African American community: 

  • Education: Exploring male/female ratios in higher education
  • Technology: Impact of computer technology on high school students
  • Politics: Impact of the "First Family" on the African American community
  • Society: Influence of rap/hip hop and gangs on the African American image

Colorado State faculty, staff, and graduate students will assist program participants in researching and presenting their topic areas.

Help make pursuit of a college degree less daunting

"The purpose of the Black Issues Forum program is to expose high school students to higher education and Colorado State University," said Bobby Browning, forum coordinator and assistant director of Admissions at Colorado State University.
"After spending a few days living and conducting research on a university campus, this experience should make the pursuit of a college degree a less daunting experience for the high school student participants."


For more information about CSU's Black Issues Forum, please contact Bobby A. Browning at (970) 213-4032.

Contact: Bobby Browning
Phone: (970) 213-4032