UA to Host Young Men's College Conference

MEDIA ADVISORY

Oct. 30, 2017

UA to Host Young Men's College Conference

  • What: Spoken-word set with Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre
  • When: Wednesday, Nov. 1, 5:30 p.m.
  • Where: UA Modern Languages Building, Room 350, 1423 E. University Blvd.
     
  • What: Young Men's College Conference
  • When: Thursday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
  • Where: UA Student Union Memorial Center South Ballroom, 1303 E. University Blvd.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Project Pave the Way, an initiative to increase college enrollment opportunities for local high school students and specifically young male students, is hosting two events Nov. 1 and 2 through the University of Arizona's Office of Early Academic Outreach.

The Nov. 1 event features Kyle "Guante" Tran Myhre, a two-time National Poetry Slam champion, activist and educator. Myhre's performances explore the relationships among identity, power and resistance, and use poems as jumping-off points for authentic dialogue, critical thinking and community building.

On Nov. 2, approximately 300 high school students are expected to attend the Young Men's College Conference, where Guante will work with the students through writing workshops on masculinity and identity. Attendees also will get information about attending college and connect with current undergraduates for peer support. 

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Media Contacts:
Bryant Valencia
UA Office of Early Academic Outreach
520-626-2300 (office)
480-203-5121 (cell)
bryantv@email.arizona.edu

Rudy B. McCormick III
UA Office of Early Academic Outreach
520-626-2316
rudymc@email.arizona.edu

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